Violet Smith

Published 10:44 am Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Violet Smith


Violet Marie Maybrier Smith, 55, of Stanford, Kentucky, died Friday, Nov. 25, 2016, in Stanford. She was the wife of David Smith whom she married on March 28, 1987. She was born Dec. 3, 1960 in Lincoln County. She was the daughter of Helen Mae Cook Reed and the late Theodore “Ted” Maybrier.

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She was a member of Willow Grove Baptist Church where she served as a Sunday School and children’s church teacher. Violet was a member of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution. She was a former Lincoln County Deputy Sheriff from 1984 under Sheriff John Sims, and then 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 Smokey Mountains of Gatlinburg, Tennessee.

Survivors include her husband of 29 years, David Smith of Stanford; 

daughter, Nikki LaDawn Smith Nally and husband Jared of Springfield, Ky.; mother, Helen Mae Cook Reed; one brother, Randy and wife Cindi Maybrier; 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 will be noon on Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016, at Willow Grove Baptist Church, 4306 Stanford Road, Danville. Officiating ministers will be Bro. Johnny Thompson and Bro. Kenny Slone. Burial will be in Camp Nelson National Cemetery, Nicholasville.

Visitation will be held after 3 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2016, at Willow Grove Baptist Church.

Pallbearers include Jared Nally, Larry Carrier, Dutch McNew, Josh Atkins, Logan Miller and Mike Brown. Honorary pallbearers are 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 is in charge of arrangements.