Helen Kirby Smith, 87, of Athens died Thursday, April 13, 2017, at her residence. Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday April 15, at Spry Funeral Home's chapel with Guy McDaniel and Matt Taylor officiating. Burial at Higgins Cemetery, and visitation is noon until 2 p.m. Saturday at Spry Funeral Home.
Mrs. Smith was born January 5, 1930, in Lauderdale County. She was a member of O'Neal Church of Christ.
Survivors: daughters: Marcella Coblentz and husband Tommy of Athens, Linda White of Ooltewah, Tennessee, and Rhonda Smith of Athens; brother: Clif Kirby of Huntsville; seven grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren.
Preceded in death by husband: Chester Collins Smith; son-in-law: Charles White; two grandchildren, and one great-granddaughter.
Pallbearers will be Tommy Coblentz Jr., Daniel Coblentz, Al Pollard, Justin White, Byron Kirby and Ken Garner.
Published on April 13, 2017