Mary Ann Smith, 88, passed away Monday, September 21, 2020 at the Pontotoc Nursing Home after a lengthy illness. She was born July 20, 1932 in Marianna, Arkansas, to Herman S. and Bonnie Marie Thornley Corkran. Mary Ann was a longtime resident of Saltillo and was married to the late Harold C. Smith for 54 years. She was a dedicated member of Saltillo's First Baptist Church where she sang alto in the choir. Mary Ann spent her adult life as a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Her family was her greatest priority and she loved special family gatherings. She was a talented seamstress and also enjoyed working in her yard. Mary Ann leaves behind five children, Linda Davis of Knoxville, Tenn., Nancy Smith (Dennis) of Melbourne, Fla., Harold Smith Jr. (Michele) of New Boston, Tex., David Smith (Gina Kelly Smith) of Shannon, and Rachel Frazure (Don) of Fairview Heights, Ill.; nine grandchildren, Sean, Eric, Nathan, Joseph, Andrew, Carter, Annabel, Juliana, and Shelby; two sisters, Vola Young(Bill) of Crossville, Tenn. and Bonnie Jean White (Charles) of Knoxville, Tenn.; and nine great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents and husband; her son, Jim Smith; and a sister, Martha Nell Corkran. Services honoring Mary Ann's life will be 7 p.m. Thursday, September 24, 2020 at the Saltillo Chapel of W.E. Pegues with Dr. Ken Anderson officiating. Visitation will be 5 p.m. until service time Thursday. Burial will be in Saltillo Cemetery. Her grandsons will serve as pallbearers. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society. Expressions of sympathy may be left at www.peguesfuneralhome.com.
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