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Helen Marie Hancock Smith

October 27, 1934 — February 26, 2023

Meadowview, VA

Helen Marie Hancock Smith, age 88, passed on Sunday, February 26, 2023, at her home with her daughters by her side.  Helen was a homemaker, farmer’s wife, and a wonderful cook.  She loved animals, watching the birds, the beauty of her flowers, and playing the piano.

Helen was preceded in death by her parents, Blair and Hazel Hancock; husband of 63 years, Russell Thomas “Tommy” Smith, Jr.; and sister, Margaret Hale.

She is survived by two daughters, Debra Lynn “Debbie” Smith, and Karen Leah Smith; sisters, Shirley Wagner and Nancy Childress; kitty companion, Willow; and special friends, Sue, Roy, and Teresa Foglesong.

A private service was held in Knollkreg Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, please make memorial contributions to the animal welfare organization of your choice in Mrs. Smith’s name.  The family of Helen Marie Hancock Smith is being cared for by Farris Funeral Service & Crematory, 427 East Main Street, Abingdon, VA 24210, (276) 623-2700.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Helen Marie Hancock Smith, please visit our flower store.


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