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Elvera Jane Smith

October 24, 2022

Posted 10/25/22

Elvera Jane Smith, 96, of Wartrace passed away Saturday, October 24, 2022, at The Heart Remembers of Shelbyville.  Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, October 29, at Hillcrest Funeral …

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Elvera Jane Smith

October 24, 2022

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Elvera Jane Smith, 96, of Wartrace passed away Saturday, October 24, 2022, at The Heart Remembers of Shelbyville.

Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, October 29, at Hillcrest Funeral Home, Mark Pierce officiating. Burial will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens. Visitation will begin at 12 noon.

She was born in the Fairfield community of Bedford County on March 11, 1926. She was the second of eight children born to the late Aubrey Ransom Lewis and Maude Frances Reynolds Lewis.  Elvera grew up in Wartrace and graduated from Wartrace High School in 1944.

Elvera married Earl Sumner Smith, a WWII Navy veteran, in 1946. They were married 51 years until his death in 1997. They had three daughters, Dianne, Emily and Cathie. Cathie was killed in an automobile accident in 1974.

In addition to her parents, husband and daughter she was preceded in death by one sister, Ollie Mae Jones, and four brothers, Leonard, Austin, Dan and Merwin Lewis.

She is survived by three sisters, Frances Foster, June Jones and Elaine Stacy; two daughters, Dianne (Ed) Crowell and Emily (John) Habel; four grandchildren, John (Leandra) Habel Jr., Jeff Habel, Dena Jones and Jennifer (Steve) Haley; six great-grandchildren, Christian (Arthella) Rieben, Jacob (Becca Walling) Rieben, Ethan Haley, Paige Haley, Emma Habel, Jared Habel and one great-great-grandchild, Lili Rieben Walling.

Elvera was a sweet, kind, patient Christian woman who loved God and her family. She loved living on her farm, taking care of her animals, collecting rocks and growing flowers. She was the family historian and enjoyed genealogy. She made many beautiful needlework pieces: embroidery, cross-stitch and needlepoint.

She was a member of Horse Mountain Church of Christ for many years.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Horse Mountain Church of Christ, 1320 Horse Mountain Rd., Shelbyville, TN. 37160.

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