Smith, Kate Louise

Friday, January 18, 2013
Kate Smith
Kate Smith

Kate Louise Smith, 94, of Rossville, died on Thursday, January 17, 2013.  

She was a native of Signal Mountain and had lived in the Chattanooga and Rossville areas for most of her life.  She was a member of the Gospel Tabernacle in Chickamauga.  Her passions in life were God, family, and enjoying her flowers.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Milton “Smitty” Smith; parents, James and Ollie Mae Vandergriff; two sisters, Mildred Taylor and Irene Payne; and brother, Melton Vandergriff.

Survivors include her children, Marlene Gentry of Rossville, Patricia Henshaw of Rossville, and Leon Smith of Chattanooga; four grandchildren, Chuck Gentry, Sherri Gentry, Wendy Stone, and Greg Henshaw; 10 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Condolences may be sent to lane-southcrestchapel.com.

Graveside services will be held on Sunday, Jan. 20, at 2 p.m. at the Tennessee-Georgia Memorial Park with Reverend Harold Taylor officiating.

The family will receive friends on Saturday, Jan. 19, from 4-8 p.m. at the South Crest Chapel of Lane Funeral Home and Crematory located at the end of historic Missionary Ridge, Rossville.



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