SMITH, Bernice (IRENE) Seymour—age 86 of Knoxville, passed away Thursday, March 3, 2011 at Mercy Medical Center North. She was a devoted mother and cherished grandmother. She was a member of Lincoln Park Baptist Church.
Preceded in death by parents, Charles and Retha Seymour; son, Douglas J. Smith; grandson, Charlie Smith; sister, Anne Shoffner Malone; brother, Swan Seymour.
Survived by sons, Larry Smith of Villa Rica, GA, David Smith of Knoxville, Kelly Smith (Vickie) of Suwanee, GA; daughters, Barbara Patton of Plano, TX, Cathy Henderson (Billy) of Knoxville, Debi Henry (Rick) of Knoxville; 14 grandchildren; 5 great grandchildren; sisters, Betty Woods of Knoxville, Joann Brewer of Maynardville; brother, Walter Seymour of Maynardville; several nieces and nephews.
Family and friends will meet 1:15 p.m. Sunday at Greenwood Cemetery for a 1:30 p.m. graveside service and interment. Grandsons will be pallbearers.
A funeral service will be held 7:00 p.m. Saturday in the Chapel of Stevens Mortuary.
The family will receive friends from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. Saturday at Stevens Mortuary, Oglewood Avenue at N. Broadway.
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