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Estelle Hunter Smith

September 15, 2015

Funeral for Estelle Hunter Smith, 95, of Hartselle will be Sun., Sept. 20, at 3 p.m. at First Baptist Church in Hartselle, with Bro. Charles Shaddix and Bro. David Currie officiating and Peck Funeral Home directing.

Burial will be in Hartselle City Cemetery. Visitation will be Sun., Sept. 20, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Peck Funeral Home. Body will lie in state at the church from 2:30 p.m. until service time.

Mrs. Smith died Tues., Sept. 15, 2015, at her residence. She was born Oct. 15, 1919, in Morgan County to Jim Hunter and Odie Lee Dutton Hunter. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Frank; brother, Edward Hunter; and sister, Louise Turner.

She was a member of First Baptist Church in Hartselle, a lifetime member of the American Legion Auxiliary, and the retired owner of Smith’s Florist. She was active in her community and numerous volunteer organizations. She was the 1987 recipient of the Alabama American Legion Auxiliary Woman of the Year and the First Runner Up of the National Woman of the Year. The Volunteer of the Year “Heart of the Community” honored her with the 2007 Lifetime Achievement Award for her service to the American Legion Auxiliary. Mayor Dwight Tankersley and the City Council presented her with a resolution declaring September 1, 2011 as Estelle H. Smith Day in Hartselle. The family would like to express appreciation to the staff of Comfort Care Hospice and our mothers caregivers; Jamie, Shelia, Linda and Ellen.

She is survived by two sons, Charlie Smith and John Frank Smith (Diann), all of Hartselle, four grandchildren, Kim Flippo (Shane), Jamie Adkins, Bryan Smith and Jon Bolan (Amanda); four great-grandchildren, Jasper Flippo, Olivia Flippo, Ollie Bolan and Scout Bolan.

Pallbearers will be Bryan Smith, Jon Bolan, Shane Flippo, Jasper Flippo, James Pire and Bob Wesson.