She was born in Perry County, the daughter of the late Earl Neace and the late Lillie Mae Hughes Neace. She was a member of the Coneva Church of God and was also preceded in death by her son, Claude White; brothers Roy Lee Neace, Jimmy Darrell Neace, Raymond Neace and Don Neace; and sisters Odessa Combs, Myrtle Reffett and Alice Baker.
She is survived by her husband, Roy Smith of Franklin, Ohio; sons Roy A. Smith, Lonnie Smith and Joe Lewis, all of Franklin, Ohio; brothers Earl Neace, Jr. and Larry Neace, both of Chavies; twin sister Ann Smith of Chavies and a host of grandchildren and other relatives and friends.
Funeral services were conducted on Sunday, August 14 at the Coneva Church of God at Chavies with Sister Sue Stacy officiating. The burial followed in the Johnson Cemetery located at Chavies.
Engle-Walker Funeral Home of Hazard was in charge of arrangements.