Violet Marie Maybrier Smith, 55
Violet Marie Maybrier Smith, 55, of Stanford, died Friday, November 25, 2016 in Stanford.
Born December 3, 1960, in Lincoln County, Violet was the daughter of Helen Mae Cook Reed and the late Theodore “Ted” Maybrier. She was the wife of David Smith whom she married on March 28, 1987. Violet was a member of Willow Grove Baptist Church where she served as a Sunday School and children’s church teacher. She was also a member of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution. Violet was a former Lincoln County Deputy Sheriff from 1984 under Sheriff John Sims and from 1986 until 1992 under Sheriff Earl Dean McWhorter. She also was a Deputy Jailer under Jailer Don Dawson. In 1993, she worked as a Deputy Clerk under Clerk Bill Folger. She had also served as office manager from 1994-95 for Ashland Oil in Harrodsburg for Paul Lasure. When her husband and best friend started Smith Electric Source, she was his secretary until the time of her passing. Violet loved her family and enjoyed going on trips to the Smoky Mountains in Gatlinburg, Tenn.
Survivors include her husband of 29 years, David Smith of Stanford; daughter, Nikki LaDawn Smith Nally and husband Jared of Springfield; mother, Helen Mae Cook Reed; brother, Randy and wife Cindi Maybrier; and two sisters, Shirley McNew and husband Jack and Dixie Falconbury and husband David.
In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by one sister, Kathy Carrier.
Funeral services were Wednesday, November 30 at Willow Grove Baptist Church, 4306 Stanford Road, Danville, with Bro. Johnny Thompson and Bro. Kenny Slone officiating. Burial was in Camp Nelson National Cemetery in Nicholasville.
Active pallbearers were Jared Nally, Larry Carrier, Dutch McNew, Josh Atkins, Logan Miller and Mike Brown. Honorary pallbearers were David Falconbury, Ronnie Smith, Craig Carrier, Dusty Maybrier, Danny Coldiron and Earl Dean McWhorter.
Memorial contributions suggested to Samaritans Purse, Operation Christmas Child Fund, P.O. Box 3000, Boone, NC 28607
McKnight Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.