Laura "Bell" Smith, 73, of Mt. Vernon, Kentucky, passed away Sunday, January 8, 2017 at Rockcastle Regional Hospital.
She was born in Rockcastle County, Kentucky on May 7, 1943, daughter of the late Arch and Pearl Russell McGuire. She was a homemaker and a member of Bandy Church of Christ. She enjoyed camping, fishing, flowers and spending time with her children and grandchildren.
She is survived by her husband of 53 years, William "Bill" Smith, whom she married on January 15, 1963, three sons, Rocky & (Dora Lou) Smith of Mt. Vernon, Frank & (Sheila) Smith of Somerset and Chuck & (Christy) Smith of Mt. Vernon, three daughters, Susie & (Tony) Bullock of Mt. Vernon, April & (Terry) Harris of Middletown, OH and Trisha & (Tim) Hibbard of Somerset, two sisters, Edith Smith of Mt. Vernon and Donna Fox of Middletown, OH, one half brother, Bubber McGuire and one half sister, Tammy McGuire, both of Middletown, OH, seventeen grandchildren, fourteen great-grandchildren and three step grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents and three brothers, Wayne McGuire and Bob McGuire and George McGuire, who died in infancy.
A funeral service will be held at 11 AM Wednesday, January 11, 2017 at Morris & Hislope Funeral Home with Bro. Larry Proffitt officiating.
Burial will be in Raspberry Cemetery in Mt. Vernon, KY.
Visitation will be after 6 PM Tuesday at Morris & Hislope Funeral Home.
Morris & Hislope Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.