In Loving Memory

Kathie F. Smith

August 26, 1955 - January 18, 2024


Kathie Frye Smith, age 68, a resident of Satsuma, Alabama, passed away January 18, 2024, at Mobile Infirmary.

Kathie retired from The Waffle House in Saraland, where she was manager for many years. She was known as “Maw Waffle” by her customers and co-workers.

Kathie was preceded in death by her loving husband, Bartley “Earl” Smith; her mother and father, Lois and Eugene Frye; daughter, Gwendolyn N. Gann; grandson, Cody R. Hopkins; three brothers, Jimmy W. Frye, John D, Frye, and Henry J Frye; and four sisters, Polly F. Lose, Mary Frye, Doris F. Odom and Edna F. Sterling.

She is survived by her daughter, Jammie Hopkins of Satsuma, AL; son, Randy Frye (Brannan) of Grand Bay, AL; two sisters, Brenda F. Hancock of Mobile, AL and Evelyn Gibson of Daphne, AL; brother, Perry E. Frye of Daphne, AL., eight grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; along with nieces and many friends.

A Memorial Service will be held at Christ United Church, 6101 Grelot Road, Mobile, AL, on Thursday, February 8, 2024. Visitation will begin at 10AM followed by the service at 11AM in the sanctuary. Rev. Shaun Kaulfers will be officiating.

Interment will take place at the Alabama State Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 34904 Hwy 225 in Spanish Fort, AL.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in Kathie’s memory to either United Cerebral Palsy at or to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital at

Expressions of condolences for the family may be made at Hughes Funeral Home, 26209 Pollard Road, Daphne, AL, is assisting the family.



    God called an angel home. You were an angel here on earth. I love you little sister and will miss you. Until I see you again, you will aways be in my heart.

  2. Evelyn Gibson

    Saint Kathie as we all knew and loved her! She did all she could for everyone and never said a bad thing about anyone! “Saint” Kathie! I will my sweet sister!


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