The Duncan Banner


August 15, 2013

Lillie Jewell Smith

Aug. 17, 1923 — Aug. 13, 2013

Lone Grove — LONE GROVE — Funeral services for Mrs. Lillie Jewell Smith, 89, of Lone Grove are scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 17 at the United Methodist Church of Lone Grove with Pastor Harold D. Hunt and Pastor Tom Riley officiating. Interment will be at Marlow Cemetery in Marlow at 2 p.m. Saturday. Services are under the direction and care of Alexander Funeral Home of Wilson.

Jewell was born Aug. 17, 1923, in McAlester to Mr. Ed Cathey and Mrs. Josie Carol (Walden) Cathey. She passed from this life Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2013 in Ardmore.

Jewell attended school at Indianola, graduating there in 1942. She lived most of her adult life in McAlester and married Mr. Everett V. Smith there on April 9, 1943. They traveled extensively following his job. Everett preceded her in death Dec. 22, 1952. She was a devoted housewife and loving mother dedicated to her family’s welfare.

Jewell married Mr. John R. Smith April 4, 1959, in McAlester. He preceded her in death May 21, 1994. She was presently a resident of Lone Grove and had lived in Ringling before but her home has always been Marlow, where she was a member at the Eastside Baptist Church in Marlow.

In addition to Everett D. Smith and John Smith, Jewell is preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Doug Cathey, Ovie Cathey and Paul Cathey; daughter, Virginia Wilson and son, James Edward Ketchum.

Survivors include her daughter, Judy Thrasher and husband Donald of Comanche; son Everett E. Smith of Sterling; sister, Maxine Jurgenson and husband Tom of McAlester; brothers, Glenn Cathey and wife Lou of Temple, Texas, Thad Cathey and wife Clara of Oklahoma City, Darrell of Lone Grove; nine grandchildren;19 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; a host of wonderful nieces and nephews, family and friends.

Pallbearers are Donald Thrasher, Bruce Kilpatrick, Randy Cathey, Charles F. Wilson, Charles E. Wilson and Darin Cathey.

Visitation will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 17, prior to the service at the United Methodist Church in Lone Grove.

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Should the date for The World's Largest Garage Sale be changed from the third weekend in July to sometime in October to take advantage of cooler weather like we had this past weekend?

No. It's better in the summer cause kids are out of school.
Yes. More shoppers would come during nice fall weather.
Either time is fine.

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