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Alice Rosa (Rosie) Smith, (1938-2017)

Before her illness Rose lived in Campbellsville. She was an active member at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church. Rose participated in many activities in her church and community. One of her passions was raising funds yearly with the America Cancer Society Relay for Life. She was the matriarch of a great family, with direct living descendants numbering 51. She was the widow of Archie Vernon Smith.
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Alice Rosa "Rosie" Smith, passed on Monday, July 17, 2017, at Signature Healthcare at North Hardin, Radcliff, KY.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted at 10amCT/11amET, Thursday, July 20, at Our Lady of Perpetual Help, 425 N. Central Avenue, Campbellsville, KY with burial to follow at Camp Nelson National Cemetery, 6980 Danville Road, Nicholasville, KY. The family requests visitation 8am-9:30amCT/9am-10:30amET, Thursday at Lyon-DeWitt-Berry Funeral Home, 503 E Main Street, Campbellsville, KY.

Alice Rosa (Rosie) Smith, (1938-2017)

Alice Rosa (Mattingly) Smith, was the daughter of the late Earl William Mattingly, Sr. & Alice Bertha (Spalding) Mattingly. Her Step Mother was Edith Ann (Darnell) Mattingly. She was born in Springfield, Washington County, KY on September 4, 1938. She died Monday, July 17, 2017, in Radcliff, Hardin County, KY.

On October 11, 1957, she married Archie Vernon Smith, of Garrard County, KY. They were married for 35 years until his death on March 22, 1992.

Before her illness Rose lived in Campbellsville. She was an active member at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church. Rose participated in many activities in her church and community. One of her passions was raising funds yearly with the America Cancer Society Relay for Life.

Rose was preceded in death by her two children, Billy (Cowboy) and Ricky Smith; Siblings: Mary Elizabeth (Marion) Thompson, George (Mose) Mattingly, Barbara (Kate) Mattingly, and Earl Mattingly, Jr. and her family friend, Adrian Porter.

To cherish her memory are:
  • Her children; Alyce Graves, Nicholasville, KY; Boyce (Patricia) Smith, Lancaster, KY; Vernon (Shari) Smith, Rineyville, KY; Debra (Timothy) Thurman and Bertha (Carlos) Barnes, of Elizabethtown, KY; De'etta (Jerome) Houston, Forrest City, AR; Israel (Luceara Cross) Smith, Lexington, KY; Adam Smith and Cha-Cha Smith of Campbellsville, KY

  • Siblings: Betty (Mattingly) Thornton, Louisville, KY; Joseph Mattingly, Sr., Frankfort, KY; John (Margaret) Mattingly, Lebanon, KY; Mary (Daugherty) Belle, Louisville, KY; Edith (Mike) Daugherty Headley, Gravel Switch, KY; Nancy (Lance) Mattingly, Barnett, Amy and Catherine (Mattingly) Dotson of Lebanon, KY; Richard and Carl Mattingly of MO.

  • Step sisters: Carolyn Dotson, Danville, KY; and Cornelia Belle and Ann Daugherty, of Lebanon, KY

  • Step brother: Darryl (Sherry) Dotson, Campbellsville, KY

  • Special sisters-in-laws: Phyllis and Candace Mattingly

  • Twenty-two grandchildren

  • Twenty-two great grandchildren

  • One great, great grandchild

  • And a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends
Send condolences to the family of Alice Rosa "Rosie" Smith.

The Lyon-DeWitt-Berry Funeral Home, 503 E Main Street, Campbellsville, KY, is in charge of arrangements.

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Alice Rosa (Rosie) Smith, (1938-2017)

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