Marvice "Smitty" Smith

February 21, 1931 – January 31, 2024

Marvice “Smitty” Smith, age 92 of Fort Payne, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, January 31, 2024. Born in Oxford, Florida, she graduated from Wildwood High School and the University of Florida School of Practical Nursing. She then married the love of her life and moved to Fort Payne.

Smitty started her nursing career at DeKalb General Hospital, and went on to work many years for Drs. William Noble, G.I. Weatherly, George Weatherly, Daniel Mince, and Frine Roca. Smitty never forgot any of her patients, and loved each and every one.

She was preceded in death by:

Husband: Raymond O. Smith

Parents: John Calvin and Annie Rayborn

Brothers: James Monroe Rayborn and Ferman Calvin Rayborn

Sister: Margaret Eloise Howell

Her lifelong best friend: Kathleen “Kat” Hill

She is survived by:

Son: John (Brenda)

Grandsons: Tyler (Sabrina) and Kyle (Britt)

The apples of her eye, Great-Granddaughters: Ada and Audrey Kate

Nieces: Betty Ashley, Alicia McWhorter, and Michelle Rayborn

Nephew: Ralph Raborn

Great-Nieces: Tara Chambers, Jennifer Adair, and Heather Box

The family wishes to express their love and appreciation to the staff of Collinsville Health Care and Rehab. Flowers are being accepted by the family or donations may be made in Smitty’s memory to Highland Baptist Church (2004 Clark Ave. NE   Fort Payne, AL 35967).


Date of Visitation: Saturday, February 3, 2024 & Sunday, February 4, 2024

Visitation Location: Burt Chapel-Fort Payne

Visitation Time: 5:00 PM-8:00 PM on Saturday & 1:00 PM-3:00 PM on Sunday


Date of Funeral: Sunday, February 4, 2024

Funeral Location: Burt Chapel-Fort Payne

Funeral Time: 3:00 PM

Officiating: Rev. Steve Davis


Date of Burial: Sunday, February 4, 2024
Burial Location: Glenwood Cemetery

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12 entries.
Terri Richey from Fort Payne wrote on February 3, 2024 at 9:16 pm
I worked with Smitty at Dr. Mince's office. She was always very loving and caring . She will be greatly missed.
Beverly Giles-watts from Fort Payne wrote on February 3, 2024 at 5:11 am
All of the visits I made to Dr. Noble were made easier because of Smitty. I can remember as a little kid how she always made me more at ease. Her and Dr. Nobles Juicy Fruit gum. She will be so missed. Rest in peace sweet lady.
Nancy Elliott from Rainsville wrote on February 2, 2024 at 11:54 pm
Smitty was such a sweet little lady. We were blessed to know her and have her friendship.
Jamey Jones from Rainsville wrote on February 2, 2024 at 4:45 pm
She was one of a kind. She stayed with our mother for over 3 years. Don't know what we would have done without her. It was a privilege to have her in our lives. My brother and I will never forget her.
VICKEY S OLLIS from Rainsville wrote on February 2, 2024 at 3:20 pm
We are very sorry to learn of Smitty's death. We got to know her playing Senior Bingo at Wills Valley Rec Center. She was always sweet and kind.
Rickey Etherton from Sylvania wrote on February 2, 2024 at 12:07 pm
Small in stature but big in heart; always remembered my name; will never forget her!
Nina Graham from Tuscaloosa, AL wrote on February 2, 2024 at 11:51 am
A precious lady who loved her family dearly. So sorry for your loss. Sending hugs and prayer to my Roll Tide Smith family. ❤️
Brenda Crowe from Mentone, Al wrote on February 2, 2024 at 4:41 am
Smitty was a wonderful person.
Sarah Haase from Alabaster, Alabama wrote on February 2, 2024 at 3:35 am
Mrs. Smith was a dedicated, kind, and caring nurse.. Her smile reassured you when you were sick. She has been a part of my family's life for as long as I can remember. Raymond and my dad fished together.
Daphne Garrett from Rainsville wrote on February 2, 2024 at 2:03 am
She was such a precious lady and a wonderful nurse and person. She was such a caring and kind person❤️. So sorry for the family’s loss.
Betty Lankford from St. Peters, Mo formerly of Fort Payne Al. wrote on February 2, 2024 at 1:19 am
Always enjoyed Smitty taking care of me at the office of Dr. Mince, also seeing Smitty out and about Fort Payne, one time Terry and I saw Smitty at Crow Mountain Orchard, Fackler, Al. Smitty was a sweet and caring lady.
Patsy Craig from Sylvania wrote on February 1, 2024 at 9:54 pm
Smitty was such a sweet and compassionate nurse. I loved her!

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