Mrs. Lana Marie Smith, 60, of Hinkle, passed away Sunday morning, January 2, 2022 at her home.  She was the daughter of the late Edward Leon and Maggie Marie Venable Severs born on April 28, 1961 in Cincinnati, OH.

Lana was a former Wal-Mart department manager in Barbourville and a member of the Green Road Baptist Church.  She enjoyed quilting, gardening and canning, dearly loved her church family and spending time with her grandchildren.

On September 22, 1979, she united in marriage with John Anderson Smith and to this union two daughters were born.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Edie Roxanna Severs and a brother, Edward Roscoe Severs.

Survivors include her loving husband of over 42 years, John Smith of Hinkle; two daughters, Melinda Sue Nielsen and husband, Nichols Jay, of Miamisburg, OH and Crystal Marie Brown of Hinkle; sisters, Maggie Euvnia Sowders and husband, Larry, of Cincinnati, OH, Mary Marlene DePugh and husband, Darryl, of Largo, FL and Deanna Severs Dukes and husband, Anthony Duane, of Knoxville, TN; a brother, Roger Stanley Severs of New Tazewell, TN; treasured grandchildren, Tucker Anderson and Maggie Marie Brown, Tessa Marlana Neilsen and Lana Rose Jones; among other loved ones and dear friends.

Her funeral service will be conducted at the Green Road Baptist Church Thursday, January 6 at 2 P.M. with Rev. Mickie Smith and Rev. Travis Tedders officiating.  She will be laid to rest in the Cottongim Cemetery.

Casket bearers will be Christopher Gibson, Nicholas Gibson, Gentry Gibson, Chris Swafford, Kelly Swafford, Josh Jordan, Boone Smith and Jamie Hubbard.

The family would like to express their sincere appreciation to all family, friends, neighbors and her church family for their prayers, comfort and delicious meals.

Friends may call at the church Thursday after 11 A.M. until the funeral hour.

Arrangements are under the direction of Knox Funeral Home.

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