Maschelle Rene' Mathis Smith, 47, of Powell, Tennessee passed away suddenly April 13, 2012.
Maschelle was born on Christmas Eve 1964 in Oak Ridge. She worked for Levi's in Powell for 15 years until their closing then for Southern Tube in Clinton until her medical retirement. Maschelle was of the Baptist faith, loved to sew, loved her cats and dog, and was an artist.
Preceded in death by her grandparents Hugh and Rosalie Felts of Oak Ridge, Pete and Helen Mathis of Wartburg, and Samuel and Bertha Woodruff of Virginia Maschelle is survived by her husband George H. Smith of Powell, two sons Joshua Cooper of Powell and Jay Garland Smith of Powell, daughter Misty Dawn Gurley of Clinton, five grandchildren Cheyenne, Breanna, and Christian Cooper, Morgan Grace Miller, and Destiny Anne Gurley, parents Garland and Anne Mathis of LaFollette, sister Sonya Mathis Grinderslev of Kingsport, and special nephews Jacob Lunsford and Sgt. Kevin Brandenburg United States Army, sister-in-laws Angie and Dionna, brother-in-law Leroy Smith, several aunts and uncles, and some really great cousins, nieces and nephews. Maschelle was especially proud of her Cherokee Indian Heritage. She will be sorely missed by family and friends.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday April 17, 2012 8:00pm in the chapel of Martin Oak Ridge Funeral Home with Rev. Ronny Jones officiating. A graveside service will be held Wednesday April 18, 2012 11:30am at Oak Ridge Memorial Park. The family will receive friends before the service Tuesday from 6:00 to 8:00pm at the funeral home.