Juanita Fay (Whirles) Smith

Born: Sat., Dec. 3, 1949
Died: Sun., Oct. 4, 2020

Gathering of Family and Friends

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Thu., Oct. 08, 2020
Location: Mathers-Gaunce Funeral Home

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Juanita Fay Whirles Smith, 70, wife of John Paul Smith, passed away Sunday, October 4, 2020 at her home. 

Born December 3, 1949 in Nicholas County to the late James O. & Mary Alline Hughes Whirles, she was a 1967 graduate of Nicholas County High School, a bookkeeper at Crockett & Gaunce Grocery for 33 years and worked in the Nicholas County Elementary School cafeteria for 15 years.  Juanita enjoyed watching U.K. sports, especially U.K. Basketball, drinking her coffee, fishing and going to “the boat.” She greatly loved spending time with her family. 

Additional survivors include a daughter, Becky (Luke) Myers; 2 grandchildren: Lucas (Cynthia) Myers and Kalop (Allenea) Myers; and 4 grandchildren: Hector Lagunas, Camden Martin, Kole Myers & Sophia Myers. 

Also preceding her in death were a brother, Jimmie R. Whirles, and 2 sisters, Liz Jacobs and Evelyn Vallecco. 

A Gathering of Family & Friends will be held from 5:00-7:00 P.M. Thursday, October 8, 2020 at Mathers-Gaunce Funeral Home. Following cremation, Juanita will be inurned in the Carlisle Cemetery. 

Charitable donations may be made in Juanita's memory to the following organization:

Cancer Care Club
P.O. Box 189, Flemingsburg, Kentucky 41041
Tel: 606-748-4524

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Rene Hollis Luttrell
   Posted Tue October 06, 2020
Words can not express the sorrow we feel for you and the rest of the family. Just know that I am there in spirit as I can not travel at this time. Nitita was a wonderful cousin and I will always cherish the memories of her at Uncle James and Aunt Mary's home. Those were the good time. Lord bless this family and wrap your arms around those grieving and shower them with the blood of Jesus, send the angels down to sing praise upon receiving Nitia in heaven.

Faye and Eddie Chinn
   Posted Tue October 06, 2020
John, Becky, and family,
We are deeply sorry about the passing of Juanita. Keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers.

Faye and Eddie

Mitchell Kearns
   Posted Wed October 07, 2020
John and Becky so sorry for your loss prayers for you and family.

Jackie & Cindy Watkins
   Posted Wed October 07, 2020
John, Becky and family
We're so sorry to hear about your Mommy.
Mrs. Juanita was a great person with a huge heart....and always had a smile on her face no matter what kind of day she was having.
May God wrap His arms around each of you during this difficult time of sorrow.
She will never be forgotten...

Connie Ramey
   Posted Wed October 07, 2020
So sorry for you at this time. Sending prayers. May God wrap you all in his loving Grace. Blessings all around.

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