Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Texas


January 20, 2014

Lillie Marie Smeltzer Clay

Lillie Marie Smeltzer Clay, resident of Corsicana, passed away Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014 at the age of 78. She was born July 14, 1939 in Chestnut, La. to S.E. Smeltzer and Geraldine Strange Smeltzer. Lillie was employed with Navarro Regional Hospital from 1967 to 1985. She married Bobby Gene Clay on Oct. 3, 1955.

She is preceded in death by her husband Bobby Gene Clay; parents, Seldon and Geraldine Smeltzer and son-in-law, Dean Cates.

She is survived by her children, David W. Clay and wife Darlene of Arlington, Randy Clay and wife Lisa of Pursley and Pamela Cates of Corsicana; brothers and sisters, Dewey Smeltzer of Arkansas, Charles Smeltzer of Alaska, Seldon D. Smeltzer of Paris, Texas, Carroll R. Smeltzer of Hurst and Juanita Langford of North Carolina; grandchildren, Jason D. Cates and wife Paula, Michael D. Cates and wife Thresa, Dustin W. Clay, Lori D. Clay Wedgeworth and husband Cheyne, Brody W. Clay and wife Shandee, Kyle Snodderly, Amber Snodderly, Meagan Humphries and J.T. Humphries; great-grandchildren, Nathan Stedman, Haydan Stedman, Kouper Wedgeworth, Carter Mae Clay, Paige Cates, Laney Cates, Kenneth Black, Zoey Underwood and Chase Edwards.

Visitation will be Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Service will be 10 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Hamitlon-Beeman Cemetery with Dr. Gary Johnson and Rev. Charky Marquis officiating. Pallbearers will be grandsons and great-grandsons. Honorary Pallbearer will be Jack Clemons.

An online guest book is available at

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.


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