Benjamin "Benny" E. Smith
Published: Tuesday, January 08, 2013

Benjamin "Benny" E. Smith, age 74, of Newport, passed away Sunday, January 6, 2013 at his home.

Mr. Smith was a lifetime member of the Newport Rescue Squad, and a member of Harned Chapel United Methodist Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents, William Harrison and Beatrice Irene Smith; and his daughter Donna Smith.

He is survived by his wife Gay Nell Smith; son and daughter-in-law, Jason and Jen Smith; daughters and sons-in-law, Angela and Ricky Ball of Newport, Michelle and Terry Finchum of Dandridge; daughter Tanya Smith of Newport; grandchildren, Craig and Eddie Campbell, Ashley and Logan Foust, Nicole Ball, Kenzie Smith, Alex Smith, Jacee Smith; step-grandchildren, Tyler and Zak Finchum; great-grandchildren, Isaac Campbell, Ashlyn Campbell, Truslin Story, Zakiah Story and August Story; and mother-in-law, Unave Cobble of Newport.

The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, January 8, 2013 at Manes Funeral Home. The funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, January 9, 2013 at Harned Chapel United Methodist Church, with Rev. Rick Spell and Rev. David Neel officiating. Burial will follow in Harned Chapel United Methodist Church Cemetery.

Family and friends may sign the guest register online at

Manes Funeral Home in charge.

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