Doris N. Smith

Doris Nickles Smith, age 83, passed away Thursday, November 29, 2012, at home.

Services for Mrs. Smith will be 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, December 4, 2012, at Good Shepherd Church with Rev. Charles Howell officiating. Burial will follow in Frankfort Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Harrod Brothers Funeral Home.

A native of Frankfort, she was born April 20, 1929, to the late Edward Cornelius Nickles and Alma Edwards Nickles Elliott. Mrs. Smith retired after 37 years of employment with Schenley Distillers and Ancient Age. She was employed at Kmart for the past 12 years. She was a member of Good Shepherd Church and American Legion Unit 7 Ladies Auxiliary. Mrs. Smith was an avid bowler and enjoyed traveling and playing cards with her sister, Betty, and special friends, Faye Courtney and Julie Whitaker. She loved UK basketball.

A loving and caring mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and sister, she is survived by her children, William C. Smith (Jackye), Linda S. Bibble (Joe), Steven E. Smith (Sarah), Susan A. Smith, Kay F. Hughes (Tommy), Frank T. Smith, Margaret L. Chaney (Allan), Elizabeth J. Smith, Donald L. Smith (Tammie), Douglas R. Smith (Brenda), Claudia G. Turner (Buddy) and Jason C. Smith; grandchildren, Jodi Ware (Jason), Brady Smith, Erin Young, Joel Bibble, Stevi Gottler (Gabe), Heather Presley (Jonathan), Jenny Richardson (Paul), Annie Smith, Kennedy Smith, Jordan Cunningham, Dana Smith, Nathan Hughes (Anna), Meghan Adams (Josh), Amy Ping (Jason), Kevin Smith, Crissy Hamilton (Wade), Donavan Conway, Amber Gardner, Dougie Smith, Macey Smith, Santana Leroy, Alex Leroy, Blake Leroy, Ely Turner, Carson Turner and Brooke Smith; great-grandchildren, Shelby and Billy O’Nan, Lucas Gottler, Kamryn and Ian Presley, Ryleigh Smith, Camden Cunningham, Kaegan Smith, Hailey Hughes, Jacob and Nicholas Ping, Jayda and Kendra Hamilton, Kamille Gardner and Kannon Stamper; and her sister, Betty N. Robertson.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two grandsons, Jeremy Cunningham and Kristopher Smith, and two brothers, Robert L. and Edward C. Nickles.

Her six sons will serve as pallbearers.

Flowers are welcome or expressions of sympathy in her memory are suggested to Hospice of the Bluegrass, 663 Teton Trail, Frankfort, KY 40601 or Good Shepherd Church Building Fund, 72 Shepherd Way, Frankfort, KY 40601

Arrangements are under the direction of Harrod Brothers Funeral Home; condolences may be shared via the online guestbook at

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  • Dear Smith Family...Marianne and I extend our sincere condolences, prayers and warmest regards as you celebrate the life of your mom, sister and friend. I have the fondest memories of Doris and her faithful sister and sidekick, Betty Robertson. State Tourney time in Louisville, surviving all of us and our high jinks during junior high, high school and college. Your mother (and Betty) was a saint and survived and thrived during it all and met life's challenges with humor, grace and aplomb! As a mother of such a large family (in such a small house!), she balanced and juggled the family, a job, but found time for UK basketball, travel, cards and such a zest for life. Doris was one of the good ones and I feel blessed to be an outsider with an insider's perspective, appreciation and privilege of being at little part of the Smith Family and Robertson clan! I'm disappointed that I am unable to attend Doris' service, but please know that I am with you in thought and spirit! God rest your soul Doris Smith! Warmest regards to all of the Smiths during this difficult, but celebratory time. Warmest regards...Tom Yunt