Nell Smith, age 75, passed away on Saturday, June 19, 2010, at her home in Ardmore. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Wednesday, June 23, 2010, in The Chapel at Griffin-Hillcrest with Ben Shirley and David Brantley officiating. Interment to follow at Hillcrest Memorial Park Cemetery.


Nell Smith, age 75, passed away on Saturday, June 19, 2010, at her home in Ardmore. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Wednesday, June 23, 2010, in The Chapel at Griffin-Hillcrest with Ben Shirley and David Brantley officiating. Interment to follow at Hillcrest Memorial Park Cemetery.

 

Nell was born on August 29, 1934, to C.D. and Anna (Gann) Stidham in Dennis, Mississippi. She married Doyle Smith on February 24, 1951, in Mathiston, Mississippi. The couple moved to Corpus Christi, Texas in June of 1956 where Nell enjoyed raising her family and being a homemaker. In 1961, the family moved to the Bay Area of San Francisco where Nell found work as a machinist. In August of 1990, the couple retired and moved to Ardmore. Nell loved to travel, especially when she was accompanying Doyle on his many singing engagements. A member of Brock Baptist Church, Nell will leave behind many loving friends and family.

 

She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, George and Howard; and three sisters, Mildred, Polly and Kathleen.

 

Nell is survived by her husband, Doyle, of the home; son, Delvin Smith; three daughters, Glenda Hales, Joy Aplin, and Vestal Sleeper, all of California; 12 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

 

Pallbearers will be her sons-in-law and grandson.

 

The family will greet visitors on Tuesday, June 22, 2010, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Griffin-Hillcrest.

 

Condolences may be left at www.Griffin-HillcrestFH.com.