April 13, 1931 - April 8, 2016
Billie W. Smith, 84, of Bristol, Virginia, passed away Friday, April 8, 2016, at the Wellmont Hospice House. She was born on April 13, 1931 and was a life-long resident of Bristol, Virginia. She was the daughter of the late Acre Lee "Bill" Fleenor and Gladys Dula Fleenor Cox and the step daughter of the late Homer C. Cox. During high school she worked in the ticket booth at the Paramount, Cameo, State, Lee and Columbia theaters. She retired after working 36 years at Raytheon. Billie was the widow of R.E. Smith, Jr., long-time manager and owner of Blevins Funeral Home. She and R.E. lived in the apartments above all three Blevins Funeral Home facilities, and Billie served as the lady attendant at Blevins during the 49 years of their marriage. She was a long-time member of Windsor Avenue Presbyterian Church where she served Meals on Wheels and volunteered at the Food Pantry. She was also a member of the Frances Earnest Bible Class. Billie was a member of the Red Hat Society and was a volunteer at the Barter Theater and the Paramount Center for the Arts. She is survived by several cousins, including first cousins James F. "Jim" Pecktol and his wife Shirley of Blountville, Tennessee and Ann Pecktol Hagy of Bristol, Virginia. The family will receive friends from 4:00 PM until 6:00 PM Sunday, April 10, 2016, at Blevins Funeral & Cremation Services. The funeral service will follow at 6:00 PM Sunday at the funeral home with Dr. Mark Hutton officiating. The committal service and interment will be conducted at 1:00 PM Monday, April 11, 2016, at Mountain View Cemetery, Bristol, VA. Those who wish to attend the graveside service are asked to meet at the cemetery by 12:45 PM Monday. The family would like to extend a special thanks to all of Billie's neighbors, friends, and especially the Windsor Church family for all their love and care shown to Billie. Memorial contributions may be sent in Billie's memory to Margaret B. Mitchell Spay and Neuter Clinic, 16222 Lee Highway, Bristol, VA 24201; SBK Animal Center, Inc., 380 Massengill Road, Blountville, TN 37617; or The Bridge Home No Kill Animal Shelter, P.O. Box 654, Blountville, TN 37617. Online condolences for the family may be sent and viewed by visiting www.BlevinsCares.com. Mrs. Smith and her family are in the care of Blevins Funeral & Cremation Services. (276) 669-6141.
Billie W. Smith, 84, of Bristol, Virginia, passed away Friday, April 8, 2016, at the Wellmont Hospice House. She was born on April 13, 1931 and was a life-long resident of Bristol, Virginia. She was the daughter of the late Acre Lee "Bill"... View Obituary & Service Information
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