Martha Murray Smith
Loved Her Lord and Her Family
Canton- Martha Jane Murray Smith, age 75, passed away peacefully at her home with her loving family by her side on Sunday, June 14, 2020.
Martha was born April 6, 1945 in Haywood County where she had made her home all her life. She was the daughter of the late Everett W. Murray and the late Pearl Paxton Murray.
Martha was employed as the day shift kitchen manager at Dixon’s Little Boy Drive-In in Canton. She was a talented artisan and enjoyed painting ceramics. Martha held a strong faith and was a dedicated member of North Canton Baptist Church where she also taught Sunday School. She will always be remembered as a loving wife, mother, and grandmother. Martha truly loved her family deeply and everyone loved her.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her brother, William Edward Murray; and a special aunt, Alma Paxton.
Surviving are her husband of 57 years, Roger Smith; children, Alan Smith (Sherry) of Canton, and Cindy Smith Owenby (Edward Dewayne Owenby) of Canton; grandchildren, Rebecca Smith Mathis (Jason), Matthew Smith, Sarah Smith Reece, Jordan Dewayne Owenby, and Skylar Mckenzie Owenby; great-grandchildren, Landon Mathis and Holden Mathis; siblings, Cathy Sigmon and Larry Murray (Beverly); as well as many nieces, nephews, and extended family.
A service to remember and celebrate the life of Martha will be held at 2:00 pm Thursday, June 18, 2020 at North Canton Baptist Church. Pastor Mark Caldwell, Pastor Doug Henson, and Pastor Zach Williams will be officiating. The family will receive friends at the church one hour prior to the service.
Crawford / Ray Funeral Home and Cremation Service is honored to be caring for the Smith family.