Marylee Vaughn Smith, a native of Sheffield, AL and a resident of Fairhope, AL, passed away on July 28, 2022, at the age of 86.
Marylee was an intelligent, loving, kind, generous and sensitive wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, teacher, and friend.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Grinell and Elizabeth (Trottman) Vaughn; her brother, Grinell Farley Vaughn and her sister-in-law, Dorothy A. (Smith) Flynt.
Marylee is survived by her husband of 65 years, William Everett Smith; her four children, Vaughn Everett (Terri Moses) Smith of Tuscaloosa, AL, Allen Farley (Jenny Clark) Smith of Hood River, OR, William Grinell (Crescent French) Smith of Santa Cruz, CA, Ann Elizabeth Smith (Wayne) Griffin of Fairhope, AL; her five grandchildren, Brittany (Kevin) Tunnell of Tuscaloosa, AL, Chad (Brandi) Smith of Buhl, AL, Zacharia Mathes and Ocean Smith of Hood River, OR, JiXia Smith of Santa Cruz, CA; three great-grandchildren, Caroline Tunnell of Tuscaloosa, AL, Sutton and Sawyer Smith of Buhl, AL; her sister-in-law, Tommie Vaughn; brothers-in-law, Dr. J. Wayne Flynt and Dr. Charles (Sandra) Smith; multiple nieces and nephews; and extended family and many friends.
A service to celebrate Marylee’s life will be held on Saturday, August 20, 2022 at 3:00 PM at Hughes Funeral Home, 26209 Pollard Road, Daphne, AL. The family will receive friends for a time of visitation before the service beginning at 2:00 PM. Conducting the service will be Dr. J. Wayne Flynt. Dr. Charles Smith will read Psalms 100 and say a closing prayer.
The service will be livestreamed for those who aren’t able to attend. To view livestream, go to her tribute at www.hughesfh.com and below her picture will be the link. Click “Watch Live or Watch Replay” and it will take you directly to the video.
Interment will take place at a later date, at Tri-Cities Memorial Gardens in Florence, AL next to her parents.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in her memory to Smile Train by mail at 633 3rd Avenue, 9th Floor, New York, NY 10017 or online at smiletrain.org.
Any handwritten correspondence may be mailed to her daughter or Marylee’s former address.
Expressions of condolence for the family may be made at www.hughesfh.com. Hughes Funeral Home, 26209 Pollard Road, Daphne, AL, is assisting the family.