SMITH, MRS. BEULAH MAE (FLENNIKEN) - age 108 and 1/2, was born January 12, 1893 in Mecklenburg County, NC, the daughter of the late Warren Sherrill and Sarah Virgie Flenniken and passed away August 19, 2001 at Laurel Manor Nursing Home in New Tazewell, Tenn. She is affectionately known as "Mu" by her family and friends. As a young woman, she went to Smith, Ky. where she was a missionary/teacher. There she met and married Daniel Smith and they started their family. In 1938, they moved to Harrogate, Tenn. where they lived for 26 years. She has lived in New Tazewell, Tenn. since 1964. She was preceded in death by her husband, Daniel Blakemore Smith in 1976 and her son, Daniel B. Smith in 1979. She is survived by: sons & daughters in law, William N. and Nancy D. Smith of New Tazewell, Tenn., Warren M and Mildred E. Smith of Tampa, Fla., Clarence Samuel and Arizella D. Smith of Powell, Tenn.; daughter & son in law, Emmy Lou and William H. Davis of Clayton, Ohio; 11 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends. In lieu of flowers, the family request donations be made to the New Tazewell United Methodist Church. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at the New Tazewell United Methodist Church. Funeral service to follow at 8 p.m. Tuesday at the New Tazewell United Methodist Church. Graveside service 10 a.m. Wednesday at Harrogate Cemetery. Minister, Rev. Steve Parker, eulogy, Dr. William N. Smith; singer, Janice Derreberry; pallbearers, grandchildren. Coffey Funeral home in charge.
The Knoxville News-Sentinel
August 20, 2001