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In Memory of

Martha Darby Smith

August 23, 1931 - August 4, 2017

Obituary


Martha D. Smith, passed away in Nashville, TN on Aug. 4, 2017. She was preceded in death by her parents Edgar and Taah Darby, her brother Charles Darby, and her husband of 36 years, James J. Smith. Family was the most important thing to her. She is survived by her daughter-Sherryl S. Eckles and her sons-Edward L. Smith and Wayne J. Smith; her grandchildren- Allison Smith, Tom Smith, Jimmy Eckles, and Adyson Smith; her great grandchild-Scout Barrow Smith; and other family members Julie Smith, Bill Eckles, Helen Dray, and Tyler Dray. She graduated from the...

Martha D. Smith, passed away in Nashville, TN on Aug. 4, 2017. She was preceded in death by her parents Edgar and Taah Darby, her brother Charles Darby, and her husband of 36 years, James J. Smith. Family was the most important thing to her. She is survived by her daughter-Sherryl S. Eckles and her sons-Edward L. Smith and Wayne J. Smith; her grandchildren- Allison Smith, Tom Smith, Jimmy Eckles, and Adyson Smith; her great grandchild-Scout Barrow Smith; and other family members Julie Smith, Bill Eckles, Helen Dray, and Tyler Dray. She graduated from the University of Alabama in 1952. She worked for the State of Alabama Department of Human Services for 24 years until her retirement in 1994. She lived in Birmingham, Alabama until 2004 when she moved to Nashville, TN to be closer to her children. Visitation will be held at Ridout's Valley Chapel on Tues., Aug. 8, 2017 from 1:00 to 2:00 PM followed by memorial service at 2:00 PM. Burial will be in Elmwood Cemetery.