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Rea Perkins Smart, 86, of Versailles, widow of Paul H. Smart, died Friday, Dec. 16, 2016, at her home. Born in Williamsburg, she was the daughter of the late Wade H. and Edna Nelson Perkins. She was a retired school librarian, educated at Cumberland College, and was a graduate of the University of Kentucky with a library science degree. She was an avid Wildcat fan and supporter. She was a former member of the Williamsburg Baptist Church and was a member of the Versailles United Methodist Church, a member of the Cornerstones, and the Woodford County Retired Teachers Association. Her teaching career included early years at Jenkins, Pine Knot, and many years at Woodford County High School. Survivors include a daughter, Jennelle Smart, Versailles; a granddaughter, Letitia Reanelle (Ryan) Roark, Versailles; a grandson, Jonathan T. Marshall, Nicholasville; six great-grandchildren, Reanne Roark, Addison Roark, Lainie Roark, Jalen Marshall, Trey Marshall, and Ellie Marshall; a niece, Jenny Elizabeth Alley; and two nephews, Harold David Smiddy and Thomas Nelson Smiddy. Services were conducted Tuesday, Dec. 20, at Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home by Pastor Rebecca Peterson. Committal and burial were held Wednesday at the Versailles Cemetery. Casket bearers were Ryan Roark, J.T. Marshall, Jalen Marshall, and Trey Marshall. Memorials are suggested to HelpHopeLive.org in honor of Jennifer Alley, Rea’s niece. Mail to: In Honor of Jennifer L Alley: HelpHOPELive, Two Radnor Corporate Center, 100 Matsonford Road, Suite 100, Radnor, PA 19087.

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