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Sallie Faye (Sword) Smith

Born: Mon., Jun. 3, 1935
Died: Fri., Feb. 28, 2020


6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Mon., Mar. 02, 2020
Location: Snyder's Memorial Gardens, funeral home

Funeral Service

8:00 PM Mon., Mar. 02, 2020
Location: Snyder's Memorial Gardens, funeral home

Graveside Service

1:00 PM Tue., Mar. 03, 2020
Location: Washington County Memory Gardens

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Sallie Faye Smith-Gray, Tennessee

Sallie Faye Smith, 84, passed away at Lee Health and Rehab in Pennington Gap, Virginia on Friday morning, February 28, 2020. Mrs. Smith was born on June 3, 1935, in Lee County, Virginia to the late William Preston and Ruth Livesay Sword. 

Ms. Smith was a native of Lee County, Virginia, but she moved to the Tri-Cities area in 1984. 

Ms. Smith was a member of the Hales Chapel Christian Church.  She was a Licensed Practical Nurse for many years, always serving with her whole heart.  She was also a loving mother, sister, and friend who will be tremendously missed by everyone who had the pleasure of knowing her.

In addition to her parents, Ms. Smith was preceded in death by her two husbands Carter Pridemore and Richard Daniel Smith as well as four brothers and one sister.

Those left to cherish the memory of Ms. Smith include two daughters, Mary Ruth DeVane & her husband John, and Dorothy Mays; two sons Larry Pridemore & his wife Glenda, and David Pridemore; one sister Mary Rasnic; two brothers Preston Sword & wife Codeine Tabor, and Douglas Sword & wife Betty Laws; seven grandchildren Anna Wildharber, Ella Wilson, Michael Poteet, Wayne Pridemore, Lisa DeVal, Jennifer Casey, and Philip Pridemore; four great-grandchildren Joy Pridemore, Chey McCoy, Laura Anders, and James Poteet; two great-great-grandchildren Grayson Casey and Penelope Anders; and several nieces and nephews.

There will be a Receiving of Friends and Family at Snyder’s Memorial Gardens, funeral home, on Monday, March 2, 2020, from 6 PM until 8 PM.  The Funeral Service will follow beginning at 8 PM.  Pastor Paul Davis, Jr. will be officiating the services for Ms. Smith.  The Graveside Service for Ms. Smith will be conducted at Washington County Memory Gardens in Johnson City, Tennessee on Tuesday, March 3, 2020, at 1:00 PM.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Samaritan’s Purse.

Snyder’s Memorial Gardens, funeral home, is honored to serve the family of Ms. Sallie Faye Smith.

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Linda Spivey Dean
   Posted Sat February 29, 2020
I'm so sorry for the loss of your mother. Prayers for the family. May God bless you during this time of loss.

Irene Whittimore
   Posted Sat February 29, 2020
I am so sorry for your loss, love and prayers to all of you

Lynn Klepper
   Posted Mon March 02, 2020
We are so sorry to read of our dear Sallies' passing..she was so special to all of us in Uncles Dan's family
Lynn and Jim Klepper
Ann Vanhook
Charles and Jane Brooks

Joy Branham
   Posted Mon March 02, 2020
So sorry that I hadn't gotten to see Sallie is quite a while. She was always pleasant and gracious to me and all the Smith extended family. My sympathy to everybody from Joy and Jim Branham, Ginny and Darrell Wilson, Ed and Robin Anthony, Rachel and Josh Martin, and Adrienne and Jon Hiatt.

Melanie Drushel
   Posted Tue March 03, 2020
Our heartfelt sympathy to the families of Sallie Smith! She was a blessing to so many especially each time she graced the congregation with a song! She was so kind to me.

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