Miles & Anne Key Smith
Miles Smith, age 91, and his wife of 68 years, Anne Key Smith, age 89, died October 6, 2015. Mr. Smith was a native of Lebanon and lifelong member of the First United Methodist Church of Lebanon. He was a captain in the Marine Air Corps and flew Corsair fighters in the Pacific in WWII and helicopters in the Korean War. He and his brother Gould were co-owners of Fakes and Hooker Lumber Company for over 30 years. He was preceded in death by his parents and two older brothers.
Mrs. Smith was a native of Hartsville and also a member of the First United Methodist Church, where she was active in Stephen Ministries. After many years as a homemaker, she went to work at Peoples Bank (later SunTrust Bank). Mrs. Smith published Key Memories, the history of her family, in 1995. She was preceded in death by her parents, three half-siblings, and seven siblings.
Mr. and Mrs. Smith are survived by their children, Anne Soileau, Lilburn, GA; Meck (Chris) McDonald, Nashville; Miles (Ginger)Smith, Decatur, GA; and Virginia Webb, Brentwood; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
According to their wishes a private graveside service was held earlier.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to New Leash on Life, 507 Jim Draper Blvd, Lebanon, TN, 37087, or to a favorite charity.
My main memories of your mother are as a child and continuing on until present day, how each time I saw her I thought how pretty she was and such a sharp dresser. I got to know her better about 20 years ago when I attended Sunday School. Your mother was one of the spiritual giants in that class, truly, along with others like Frankie McConnell, Erma Baird and Terrijean Crowell.
Your parents were very much loved in this community. They will be missed. Love and peace on all the family. Diana Gallaher
I have just learned the news of Anne and Miles and wanted to let you know Anne and my mother grew up together in Hartsville. Anne was so kind to come to Hartsville to see me and my brother when my mother passed October 1st, 2010. I remember meeting Anne when I was about 10. Mother just adored her and spoke many kindnesses of her throughout the years so when she came when mother passed, I was in awe to see her again. Her visit meant the world to me and I wanted to let you know how deeply sorry I am for your losses. My prayers are with you at this time. Much love, Zandria Gwin Hartsville, Tn.