Thelma Kay Smith

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Thelma Kay Smith, 68, of Lewisburg, passed away on Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014, at her residence.

Mrs. Smith was a native of Quinter, Kan. She was the daughter of the late Harvey Wire and Ethel May Carney Wire. She was a devoted housewife and attended the New Life Community Church in Lewisburg.

In addition to her parents, a sister, Jessie Taylor, and a brother, Morris Wire, preceded her in death.

She was the devoted wife of Nigel Smith, who survives. Other survivors include one son, Michael Ray (Kathie) Coates of Turlock, Calif.; two stepsons, Nigel and Brian Smith of Mamers, N.C.; two sisters, Elsie (Will) Laughlin of San Diego, Calif. and Linda (Gary -- deceased) Sick of Ransom, Kan.; one sister-in-law, Wanda Wire of Greeley, Colo.; seven grandchildren; nieces and nephews; mother- and father-in-law, Gerald and Christine Mims of Columbia; and numerous brothers and sisters of Nigel. Special friends included her neighbors, Lionel, Gail, and Bro. Gene Shelton.

A Memorial Service for Mrs. Smith will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 23, at the Chapel of Bills-McGaugh Funeral Home.

Visitation will be one hour prior to the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are encouraged to the American Cancer Society, 2000 Charlotte Avenue, Nashville, TN 37203-2003 or New Life Community Church, East Street, Lewisburg, TN 37091.

Condolences of sympathy may be sent to

Bills-McGaugh Funeral Home and Crematory is in charge of the arrangements.