OBITUARY: Louise B. Smith


Louise B. Smith of Mt. Juliet, Tennessee passed away on Sunday, November 13, 2022, she was 97 years old.

Louise was born in Nashville, TN and was the daughter of the late, Sam P. Busby and Nellie Jane Thompson Busby.

She was the oldest living member of Bethel Primitive Baptist Church and she and her husband, Leland were the oldest married couple in the church. Louise was a former Girl Scout and Cub Scout leader.

She was an avid Vanderbilt fan and was a season ticket holder for many years. Louise enjoyed traveling around the world and was a collector of coins, stamps, plates and birds.

She was also preceded in death by her grandson, Keith Hamilton and 3 brothers.

She is survived by:
Husband of 74 ½ years – Leland L. Smith
Daughter – Lisa (John) Hamilton
Grandchildren – Sherri Hamilton Young, John (Christy) Hamilton, Jr.,
Lindsay (Andrew) Smith Bryant and Leslie Smith
Great-grandchildren – Camryn and Evan Young, Trey and Jacob Hamilton, Wyatt and Grant Hamilton and David Bryant

Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday, November 16, 2022 at Bond Memorial Chapel with Pastor Elder Ronald Lawrence and Elder John Tidwell officiating. Interment will follow at Mt. Juliet Memorial Gardens. Family and friends will serve as active pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be the Deacons of Bethel Primitive Baptist Church.

Visitation will be 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Wednesday at Bond Memorial Chapel, N. Mt. Juliet Road and Weston Drive, Mt. Juliet, TN. (615) 773-2663.


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