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Mary Ruth Garland Smith, age 79, 703 North St., Johnson City, died Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2012.
She was a daughter of the late Elmer M. and Ruby Britt Garland.
Other than her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband: Henry Smith; one daughter: Donna Sue Ledford; two infant sisters; six brothers: two infant brothers, Guy C. Garland, Robert E. Garland, James D. Garland,and Wayne Garland.
Survivors include a son: Randy Ledford, Unicoi; step-children: Eva Buhite and husband Richard, Margaret Denning, Jesse Smith and wife Cathy, Henry Smith and Linda Demiter; ten grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren; two brothers: Billy Joe Garland and wife Ruth, Johnson City, Harold Garland and wife Vivian, Azle, Texas.
Funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Friday, Nov. 23, from the Unicoi Funeral Home Chapel. The Rev. Richard Smith officiated.
Active pallbearers will be family and friends.
Interment followed in Fairview Cemetery, Jonesbourgh.
Online condolences, photos and memories may be shared with the Smith family through a complimentary, interactive Book of Memories at
Unicoi Funeral Home was in charge.