Martha Murray Smith

Friday, April 6, 1945 - Sunday, June 14, 2020

Loved Her Lord and Her Family

Photo of Martha Murray Smith  - 1945-2020

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.

Condolences from family and friends

Cindy, Alan and family, I am so very sorry for your loss. Your mom was a fine soul and will be missed. She is healed and in a better place but will be missed. Prayers for your family.
Beverly Gaddis
A dear lady, loyal employee, and dear friend. She and Pearl were two of our most dedicated employees for many years. Also, her Aunt Fannie Paxton, among other family members over the years. That family was the salt of the earth. God bless Roger, Cindy, Alan, and their families. Although I will not be able to be at the service because of health reasons, you are all in my thoughts and prayers, and I send my love to you all.
Juanita Dixon
Cindy, Alan Roger n Family ,We are So Sorry to hear the passing of Martha. We have lots of Memories with her n your family. May God Comfort You All During This Very Difficult Time! Prayers To All! Marsha,,Charles,,Esther n Phillip!
Marsha Rice
We are so sorry to hear of Martha's death. Willie and I are praying now for the family as you prepare for the days ahead without your wife, mother and grandmother. We pray for the peace of Christ and the Holy Spirit to comfort you and to strengthen you as you grieve the loss of your dear one. Thomasine P. Beaty
Thomasine Paxton Beaty
My Deepest Condolences for the Family! Aunt Martha was the Sweetest, Kindest Woman who will be missed by so many, in So many ways! She surely shaped my life growing up. So lucky to have known her and felt her LOVE. Rest in Peace Aunt Martha! ❤
Cathy Andrasek
Roger, Cindy, and Alan I am so sorry for your loss. I know it’s hard. She is with her Lord. Praising Him and worshipping Him in person. I loved Martha dearly. As I do your entire family. You are all on my heart and I am praying for your peace.
Patty Maynard
We met our first year of High School and became very good friends. We spent nights at each others home, laughed, giggled, and went to the Prom together. I'm praying for you, I lost my Mom 10 years ago, I feel your loss. May God hold you in His arms and comfort you. Love you all.
Patsy Brown Parton
Hey cuz I’m sorry about your mom she was a lying person and so be missed if you all need anything please feel to let me know.
Kevin Paxton
My prayers gosh out for the family,
Jonathan Sisk
Roger, Cindy, Alan and families we know your loss will be never forgotten and the precious memories are always in your heart, Our sorry is heavy for the family for as your family was and is my other family also. Our deepest Sympathy for all.
Mr. & Mrs. Roger D. Smith
Roger, Cindy,Alan, and family, I am very sorry for your loss. Martha was one of my very best friends in school. We had some very good and special times together, making five plate fudge and spending nights at each others homes.
Pat Cook Shipman
I am sorry for your loss she was a schoolmate
Randy lawrence