Ida Carlene Malone Smith, 82, passed away on Wednesday, March 13, 2019, after a lengthy illness.
She was born March 27, 1936, to Wallace Rice Malone and Ida Seay Malone. She was a 1954 graduate of Howard High School and retired from Erlanger hospital after over 30 years of service. She confessed Christ to be her Savior at an early age, and was a member of Thankful Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 59 years, Paul W. Smith and her parents; brothers, John Wallace and Horace Malone.
She leaves to cherish her memories her son, Paul L. Smith; daughters, Paula (Rickey) Marble and Clarissa R. Smith; granddaughters, Zanta (Brandon) Jones, Keturah (Ryan) Coryell, and Syretha Marble; great-grandchildren, Maliyah, Joell, Chrissette, and Genesis Jones; Cameron, Noah and Carter Coryell, Jayden Whelchel; brother, Joe (Sandra) Malone; sisters, Ezella Harden and Edith Houston; brother-in-law, Jerome Smith, several nieces, nephews, cousins and special friends.
The body will lie in state beginning at noon on Monday, March 18.
A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, March 19, at Chattanooga National Cemetery.
Arrangements are by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.