METROPOLIS, Ill. — Lula Mabel Smith, 86 of Metropolis, Ill., longtime resident of Golconda, Ill., died Monday, August 19, 2013, at her home in the Twin Oaks Assisted Living. Lula was born in Benton, Ill., September 12, 1926, to the late Artie and Lula Mae (Sadler) Shockley. She was a Presbyterian by faith. On November 4, 1999, she married her high school sweetheart, Darce Smith. Lula was retired from the Glove factory and the Ben Franklin store. Her real love was being a homemaker. She loved her family very much, and always enjoyed playing games with the little ones, along with being known for her very good homemade bread. In her later years her and Darce traveled which they both enjoyed. She was a loving wife, wonderful sister, aunt and friend.
Lula is survived by her husband, Darce Smith of Metropolis, Ill.; two stepsons, George and wife Robbie Smith of Golconda and Eddie and wife Debbie Smith of Golconda; three stepdaughters, Connie Gibbs of Golconda, Sharon and husband Augusta Godfrey of Florida, and Sheila and husband Patrick Underwood of Kentucky; 12 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild; two nieces, Rae Street of Metropolis and Kim and Lee Rush of Alabama; many great and great-great-nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by sisters, Lydia Lou and J.E. Saylors; and a niece, Rita Kay Saylors.
Visitation for Lula will be Wednesday, August 21, 2013, from 6 p.m.-8 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church in Golconda. Her funeral service will be Thursday, August 22, 2013, at the church starting at 2 p.m. Interment will follow at IOOF cemetery in Golconda.
Cox and Son Funeral Home, Shawneetown Chapel is entrusted with arrangements and you may leave a note of comfort to the family at www.coxandson.com.