Obituary: Samantha Dawn Smith, 31, formerly of Bardstown

Samantha Dawn Smith, 31, of Elizabethtown, formerly of Bardstown, died Thursday, Nov. 7, 2019, as the result of a car accident in Nelson County. She was born in Bardstown to Francis “Harry” Miles and Patty Moore Bradley. She was an office manager for McDonald’s, a make-up consultant for Younique, and a member of Berean Baptist Church.


She was preceded in death by her maternal grandmother, Sue Ciolek; her maternal grandfather, George Moore; and paternal grandfather, James Miles, Sr.

She is survived by her husband, Justin Scott Smith of Elizabethtown; two sons, Brayden Edwards and Justin Edwards of Elizabethtown; her father, Francis “Harry” (Jackie) Miles of Bardstown; her mother, Patty Bradley of Elizabethtown; five sisters, Heather Nicole Miles of Colorado Springs, Colo., Abigail (David) Lohden of Cecilia; Chyanne Miles and Autumn Gilpin, both of Elizabethtown, and Amber Miles of Bardstown; one brother, Levi Miles of Bardstown; two nieces, Ryleigh Lohden and Kora Hafling; two nephews, Adonis Long and Kaden Hafling; maternal grandfather, James Ciolek; paternal grandmother, Martha Rose Miles; and her son’s father, Corey (Deanna) Edwards of Coxs Creek.

The funeral is 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019, at Manakee Funeral Home, with the Rev. Randy Logsdon officiating. Burial is in the Rough Creek Cemetery in Cecilia.

Visitation is 11 a.m. – 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2019, and 9-11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019, at the Manakee Funeral Home in Elizabethtown.

The Manakee Funeral Home in Elizabethtown is in charge of arrangements.


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