Gertrude Marie Reed Smith, age 98, of Andersonville

Gertrude Marie Reed Smith, age 98, of Andersonville, Tennessee, passed away on Tuesday, September 3, 2019 at the Norris Health & Rehab. Gertrude was born November 7, 1920 in Coal Creek, TN to the late John Thomas and Minnie Mossie Landrum Reed.  She is preceded in death by her parents, husband, Guy Smith, Sr., sons, Tom & Jimmy Rucker.


Son                                                     Jack Rucker & Beth                                     Andersonville, TN

Brother                                               Jack Reed                                                     Lake City, TN

Grand Daughter                               Lori Verstnagate

Grandson                                          Jimmy Brown

Special Nieces & Nephews                       Dink, Johnny, Guy, Jr., Lou, Janet & Betty

Several cherished cousins and friends.                                                 

Visitation: 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM, Saturday, September 7, 2019 at Hatmaker Funeral Home.

Funeral Service: 11:00 AM, Saturday, September 7, 2019 in the Hatmaker Funeral Home Chapel with Bill Reed officiating.

Interment: Will follow the Funeral Service at the Campbell Memorial Gardens in LaFollette, TN.

You may also view Gertrude’s guestbook online at

Hatmaker Funeral Home, Lake City, TN, in charge of arrangements.

About Jim Harris

Jim Harris has been WYSH's News & Sports Director since 2000. In addition to reporting local news, he is the play-by-play voice for Clinton High School football, boys' and girls' basketball and baseball. Catch Jim live weekdays beginning at 6:20 am for live local news, sports, weather and traffic plus the Community Bulletin Board, shenanigans with Ron Meredith and more on the Country Club Morning Show on WYSH & WQLA. Jim lives in Clinton with his wife Kelly and daughter Carolina, his mother-in-law and cats Lucius and Oliver.

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