Roxie Devada Ward Smith


Mrs. Roxie "Devada" Ward Smith, 81, passed away on July 17, 2019 after an extended illness.
She was born on Nov. 19, 1937 in Barren County, Kentucky.
She graduated from WKU and began a 34-year teaching career at Happy Valley Elementary School in Glasgow, and spent later years in Hendersonville, Tennessee.
Devada is survived by daughter, Melinda Smith Keffer; one granddaughter, Kathryn Keffer Carver; sisters, Mary Jane Hall and Marie Ward; niece, Marae Geralds; nephews, Charles Meeks and Shane Smith; and other extended family members.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Donald L. Smith; and parents, the Rev. Walter Ward and Hettie Miller Ward, along with her beloved siblings.
Visitation with family will be from 5-8 p.m. Thursday, July 18, 2018 at Hendersonville Funeral Home. A graveside service will be Friday at 10:30 a.m. at Martinsville Baptist Church Cemetery in Oakland, Kentucky.
Family would like to extend special thanks to the facility and staff at NHC Hendersonville.
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Nancy Steele
Jul 20, 2019
I was a friend of her sister Marie Ward. I would love to hear from her. I have not seen or heard from Marie since graduation. She was a sweet girl.
Audrey Owen
Jul 17, 2019
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