Mrs. Joan M. â€œJoanieâ€ Smith, 61, of Elizabethton, passed away on Friday, July 27, 2012, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital, following a brief illness.
She was the daughter of the late Jack and Edith West Garrison.
Mrs. Smith was the Administrative Assistant in the Carter County Mayorâ€™s office for 30 years. She loved to garden, shop and make arts and crafts in her spare time. She attended Grace Baptist Church.
Mrs. Smith is survived by her husband of 38 years, David E. Smith, of the home; a daughter, Jennifer Owens and her husband, Lee, Piney Flats; three brothers, Jackie Garrison and his wife, Kay, and Terry Garrison, all of Elizabethton, and Danny Garrison and his wife, Lana, Watauga; and special friends, Linda Vaughn and Sandy Cornett, both of Elizabethton. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
The funeral service for Mrs. Smith will be conducted at 7 p.m. Monday, July 30, in the Chapel of Peace of Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, with Rev. Ronnie Campbell officiating. The family will receive friends in the funeral home chapel from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, prior to the service, or at the home at other times. The graveside service and interment will be conducted at 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 31, at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be Lee Owens, Justin Smith, Mark Garrison, Marcus Garrison, Jeff Garrison, Terry Chambers, Dustin Miller and John Mark Miller. Honorary pallbearers will be Phil Nave, fellow employees of the Carter County Courthouse, friends and neighbors, Doyle Hendrix and George Ross. Those wishing to attend are asked to meet at the funeral home at 9:15 a.m. Monday to go in procession to the cemetery. Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.tetrickfuneralhome.com and signing the guest book or by fax to (423) 542-9499.
Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, is serving the Smith family. Office: (423) 542-2232. Obituary Line: (423) 543-4917.