Mrs. Mary Catherine “Cathy” Hendricks Smith

berry-fhMrs. Mary Catherine “Cathy” Hendricks Smith, 71, of Wesley Chapel Road, Lexington, wife of the late Ronald Dale Smith, passed away on Sunday, March 26, 2017, at her sister’s residence in Elberton.

Mrs. Smith was born in Madison County on December 29, 1945, daughter of the late James Randolph Hendricks and Fannie Ruth Smith Hendricks. She was an animal lover, excellent mother, and of the Baptist faith.

Survivors include her sons: Timothy S. Smith of Savannah and Michael C. Smith of Lexington; siblings: James Thomas Hendricks of Houston, TX and Shirlee Hendricks of Elberton; brother-in-law, Robert L. Smith of Lake of the Ozarks, MS; sister-in-law, Cheryl S. Wedmore of Overgaard, AZ; grandchildren: Heather Rogers of Elberton, Benjamin Carter of Milford, CT, and Torie Smith of Savannah; great-grandchildren: Brylee and Colton Rogers of Elberton; and a host of other relatives and friends.

In addition to her parents and husband, she is preceded in death by her sister, Rachel Harrison.

Graveside memorial services celebrating her life will be held on Friday, April 21, at 2 o’clock at Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church Cemetery in Lexington. April 21, was Cathy and Ron’s wedding anniversary.

The family will receive friends at Berry Funeral Home in Elberton from 6:00-8:00p.m. on Friday, March 31.

Contributions may be made in her memory to Madison Oglethorpe Animal Shelter, 1888 Colbert Danielsville Road, Danielsville, GA 30633.

Those wishing may sign the online guestbook at

Berry Funeral Home & Crematory of Elberton is respectfully in charge of arrangements for Mrs. Mary Catherine “Cathy” Hendricks Smith.

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