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Mrs. Edith Mae Belle Douglas Smith

February 7, 1941 — December 2, 2016

FORT MEADE - Mrs. Edith Mae Belle Douglas Smith, 75, passed away Friday, December 2, 2016 in Sebring, FL. Mrs. Smith was born February 7, 1941 in Plant City, FL where she attended school, and later moved to Fort Meade in 1970. She was a longtime member of the First Baptist Church of Fort Meade, worked as a convenience store manager, and also devoted her life to taking care of her husband, children and grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 59 years, Clarence Melburn Smith; brothers, Hubert Foster Douglas, Fred Williams Douglas, John L. Douglas, Albert Gerald Douglas, David Arnold Douglas; sisters, Florence F. Frazier and Mary Elizabeth Smith.

Mrs. Smith is survived by her three devoted daughters, Tina Barnett and husband Connally, Fort Meade, FL, Tura Smith, Fort Meade, FL, Tona Crawford and husband Vern, Wauchula, FL; Grandchildren, John Connally Barnett and wife Jenna, Addison Barnett and wife Savannah, Kristen Lamb Britt and husband Daniel; Great-Grandchildren, Jack Barnett, Sam Barnett, Brady Barnett, Braxton Barnett, Madelyn Britt; and several nieces and nephews. Mrs. Smith's family would like to thank Good Shepherd Hospice and her caregivers, Brenda Dukes Thomas and Diane Burtz Thomas for the loving and devoted care that was given to Mrs. Smith.

Visitation will be held 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m., Tuesday, December 6, 2016 at the First United Methodist Church, 135 E. Broadway, Fort Meade. Memorial services will be held at 4:00 p.m. in the church sanctuary with Rev. Marion R. Sortore officiating. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may make donations to the Alzheimer's Association, Florida Gulf Coast Chapter, 14010 Roosevelt Blvd., #709, Clearwater, FL or to Good Shepherd Hospice, 320 West Main Street, Lakeland, Florida 33815.

Hancock Funeral Home, Fort Meade, FL 863-285-8171
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Tuesday, December 6, 2016

3:00 - 4:00 pm (Eastern time)

First United Methodist Church

135 E Broadway St, Fort Meade, FL 33841

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