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Katie Nell Smith

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Monday, July 21, 1930 - Sunday, January 19, 2014


Mrs. Katie Nell Smith of Slocomb passed away Sunday, January 19, 2014 at Flowers Hospital. She was 83.


Funeral services will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 22 in the chapel of Sorrells Funeral Home with Rev. Dan Raley officiating. Burial will follow in New Providence Baptist Church Cemetery with Sorrells Funeral Home & Crematory of Slocomb directing.


The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Wednesday, from 2:00 p.m. until service time.


Mrs. Katie was born July 21, 1930 in Houston County to the late Homer Lee and Ora Lee Byrd McCullough. A faithful Christian, Mrs. Katie loved the Lord and was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She owned and operated Kate’s Flowers and Gifts in Slocomb for many years. She possessed a kind heart and gentle spirit, was loved by all and will be greatly missed.


She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband of 34 years, Cletus Smith; four brothers: Robert McCullough, Billy McCullough, Benny McCullough and John McCullough.


Survivors include her children: Perron Herrington (Michelle), Slocomb, Lamar Smith (Felicia), Dothan, Marie Butler (Gerald), Slocomb and Betty Lamb, Dothan; nine grandchildren: Joshua Herrington (Ashley), Ohio, Brendon Herrington (Katie), Hartford, Miranda Shaw, Slocomb, Michelle Smith, Dothan, Lindsey Smith, Dothan, Michael Butler (Rosie), Slocomb, Lisa Jenkins (Curtis), Slocomb, Jimmy Skipper (Wendy) and Cathy Lisenby (Rodger), Dothan; numerous great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren; sisters: Carolyn Calhoun, Rehobeth, Peggy Elrod (Johnny), Canadian, OK and Patricia Rinnert, Seattle, WA; brothers:  Ronnie McCullough, (Kathy), of Webb and Donald Ray McCullough, Cottondale, FL; numerous nieces, nephews and other extended family and friends.

Funeral Service

Date: Wednesday, January 22, 2014



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Debra Harper

I knew Mrs. Katie many years ago and remember her as a very kind and giving lady. She truly loved her family and seemed to be happiest when she was cooking a big meal for them. She was such a talented florist and would work all night making special arrangements to give to those she loved. Although I haven't seen Mrs. Katie in many years, I have thought of her often and will never forget her gentle voice or her sweet smile. I can just imagine her now making beautiful arrangements for her heavenly family! I pray for God's peace and grace on her family and trust that they will gain strength from their faith in Him.

Johnston Gro. Family

May God give you the strength you need.

Cabira Harrell

My thoughts and prayers are with the family of Katie Smith. She was a very good friend to me and will be missed by many. I have so many wonderful memories of good times with Katie and I know she has her wings now. With a sad heart but with so much love I am so sorry she is gone. Cabira Harrell

Dave Beever

Michelle Smith, your very large Applebee family stands by you at this time. We're sorry for your loss, and we'll keep you and the rest of your family in our prayers.

Billy & Sonja Byrd

Our thoughts and prayers are with each of you during this difficult time and the days ahead. Katie will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.

Gail Roland

Thoughts and Prayers for you and your family.

Janice Cook

Dear Mrs. Katie was a sweet, dear friend of my Aunt Sue & my mother, Mary Evelyn McDonald. Her friendship with Sue led us to visits with her many times over the last decade, including the 60th class reunion dinner for their class @ Rehobeth HS. Her talent for flower arrangementsn& beautiful holiday displays have meant so much to our family for over 3 decades! But truly her gentle, kind spirit was what made her a wonderful friend! Our last visit with her in the nursing home included her request to make a floral gift for a pastor.....still loving flowers, still loving people & The Lord! So loving!! Her love for her children, grands, great grands ...& even the newest member was evident in her voice & how quickly she showed off the baby photos! Bless you all & know that she was loved by many!! The James F. Cook Family Jim, Janice, Jarrod & Jordan

Andy & Tami Watson

We are so sorry about the passing of mother and grandmother. We are praying that God will send you His comfort and peace during this sad time. You will see her again. God bless you all.

Cheryl Gray

Katie Nell, as we always called her, was a special lady. Now she's with many of her family members singing praises to God and, I imagine, making flower arrangements for everyone! May The Lord comfort your hearts and give you strength and peace.

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