Paula Kay Smith, age 75, passed away on Monday, Sept. 24, 2018, in Ardmore. Funeral services will be held at 2 pm, Saturday, Sept. 29, 2018, in The Chapel at Griffin~Hillcrest with Reverend Terry Tolbert officiating. Services will conclude in The Chapel.
Paula was born on Nov. 28, 1942, to James Finis Balentine and Oma (Smith) Balentine, in Lubbock, Texas. Raised in Lubbock, she moved with her husband to Odessa, Texas. The couple lived there for 17 years before moving to Liberal, Kan. Paula lived in Liberal for 25 years. She moved to Ardmore in 2005. Paula was a member of Trinity Baptist Church of Ardmore, where she was a devoted member.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Richard Smith, and sister, Jo Rita Childers.
Paula is survived by two sons: Tony D. Smith and wife, Lisa, of Dallas, Texas, and James E. Smith of New Mexico, and three grandchildren; Jason Smith, Colby Minchow and Matthew Minchow.
Condolences may be left at www.griffinhillcrest.com.