McAlester News-Capital, McAlester, OK


August 16, 2013

Lillie Jewell Smith

McALESTER — Lillie Jewell Smith, 89, of  Lone Grove, died Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2013, in Ardmore.

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

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at United Methodist Church of Lone Grove with Pastor Harold D. Hunt and Pastor Tom Riley officiating. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. at Marlow Cemetery. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Alexander Funeral Home of Wilson.

Born Aug. 17, 1923, in McAlester, she was the daughter of Ed Cathey and Josie Carol (Walden) Cathey. She attended school in Indianola, graduating in 1942.

She lived most of her adult life in McAlester and married Everett V. Smith on April 9, 1943, in McAlester, and he preceded her in death on Dec. 22, 1952.

They traveled extensively following his job. She was a housewife and mother.

She married John R. Smith on April 4, 1959, in McAlester, and he preceded her in death on May 21, 1994.

She was presently a resident of Lone Grove and had lived in Ringling before.

She was a member of Eastside Baptist Church in Marlow.

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, Temple, Texas, Thad Cathey and wife, Clara, of Oklahoma City, and Darrell, of Lone Grove; nine grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces, nephews, family and friends.

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

She was also preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Doug Cathey, Ovie Cathey  and Paul Cathey; daughter, Virginia Wilson, and son, James Edward Ketchum.


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