May 12, 1923 - August 1, 2017
Harriet Estelle Needham Smith, age 94, passed away peacefully at her home in Bristol, VA. Harriet resided in Bristol, VA for the last 57 years and was originally from the Island Home Community of Knoxville, TN. She was a longtime member of First Baptist Church Bristol, VA She retired from the U.S. Postal Service as a Postmaster having last served at the Emory, VA office. Along with her parents, William Justus and Hattie Johnson Needham she was preceded in death by her loving husband of 65 years, John Bartlett Smith; son, Joseph B. Smith and grandson, Joshua Kevin Smith; brother, Kenneth Needham; sister, Justine McTeer. She is survived by her sons, Timothy J. Smith and wife, Cartha of Harrisonburg, VA, Terrell W. Smith and wife, Gail of Abingdon, VA; 6 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and several beloved nieces and nephews. The funeral service will be conducted at 1:00 pm, Saturday, August 5, 2017 in Akard Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Ronnie Brewer officiating. Special music will be provided by Joe Kerr. Pallbearers will be Timothy Zepp, Drew Coffey, Mike Fornadel, Michael Harold, Grayson Harold, Tony Fornadel, Bobby Fleischman and Bill Needham. Interment will follow in Mountain View Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 12:00 – 1:00 prior to the service. Interment will follow the service in Mountain View Cemetery. The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff of Brookdale Assisted Living and Wellmont Hospice for all the wonderful care given to Harriet. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, 1 Virginia Street, Bristol, VA 24201 or Island Home Baptist Church, 2323 Island Home Ave, Knoxville, TN 37920 Condolences may be sent to the family at akardfuneralhome.com Akard Funeral Home, 1912 West State St., Bristol, TN (423) 989-4800 is serving the family of Mrs. Smith.
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