Anita Jo Smith, age 63 of Powell

Anita Jo Smith, age 63 of Powell passed away on Monday, January 18, 2021 at the University of Tennessee.  Anita was a member of Riverview Baptist Church.  She retired from Anderson County School System after 27 years of service.  Throughout her life she loved reading books, crafts but her real joy was her grandchildren that she loved spending time with.  She was preceded in death by her father, David L. Crafton; step father, Andrew “Buddy” Sorrells; father-in-law, Durrell Smith.

She is survived by her loving husband, Michael Smith of Powell; children, Amanda Jo Smith of Powell and Brittney Nicole Spann & husband Tyler of Lebanon; mother, Betty Sorrells of Clinton; grandchildren, Braydon Jenkins, Bristol Jenkins, Carter Spann, and McKenzie Spann; sister, Rhonda Mahaffey & husband Terry of FL; brothers, Marc Sorrells & wife Retina of Jacksboro and Curtis Sorrells & wife Edwina of Clinton; several nieces and nephews

The family will receive friends 12:00-2:00 pm, Saturday, January 30, 2021 at Riverview Baptist Church with graveside services to follow at Riverview Baptist Church Cemetery.  Holley Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton is in charge of all arrangements.

About Jim Harris

Jim Harris has been WYSH's News & Sports Director since 2000. In addition to reporting local news, he is the play-by-play voice for Clinton High School football, boys' and girls' basketball and baseball. Catch Jim live weekdays beginning at 6:20 am for live local news, sports, weather and traffic plus the Community Bulletin Board, shenanigans with Ron Meredith and more on the Country Club Morning Show on WYSH & WQLA. Jim lives in Clinton with his wife Kelly and daughter Carolina, his mother-in-law and cats Lucius and Oliver.

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