Mrs. Bessie Lois (Finley) Smith of Burkesville, Kentucky passed away Friday, May 28, 2021, at the Cumberland Valley Manor in Burkesville, Kentucky, having attained the age of 85 years, 2 months, and 15 days. She was born in Burkesville, Kentucky on Friday, March 13, 1936, the daughter of Walter and Lula (Coop) Finley. She was of Methodist faith, a member of Chestnut Grove United Methodist Church, worked as a waitress for several years, and was a homemaker.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brothers, Roy Finley, Cecil Finley, Noel Finley, and sisters, Mary Deel, Velda Hoots and Grace Huddleston.
She is survived by her husband, James Howard Smith of Burkesville, Kentucky, whom she wed, Saturday, August 17, 1957, and several nieces and nephews.
The Funeral was conducted on Tuesday, June 1, 2021 in The Memory Chapel of Norris-New Funeral Home with Bro. Nathan Boils officiating. Burial was in the Christian Chapel Cemetery in Cumberland County, Kentucky. Casket Bearers were Allen Duvall, Gary Speck, David Thacker, Clifford Copas, Marty Walden and Darrell Hopper. Honorary Casket Bearers were Dennis Finley and Mitchell Finley. Norris-New Funeral Home in Burkesville, Kentucky was honored to be in charge of all the arrangements.
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