SMITH, Martha Oct 14, 1934 – Dec 30, 2020

Martha Alexander Smith, 86, formally of Athens, passed away on December 30, 2020.
Martha was born in Rogersville, Alabama, on October 14, 1934. She graduated from Lexington High School and attended the University of North Alabama, formerly Florence State College.
Martha was the proud owner of The Grasshopper, a children's shop in downtown Athens for 29 years. Her years with The Grasshopper brought her great joy, and she loved serving the people of Athens. She loved her devoted customers, who became like family and who always had a special place in her heart.
After retirement, she and her husband enjoyed traveling the world and visiting with family. Her pride and joy were her two grandchildren, with whom she spent as much time as possible. Martha loved to entertain and had a knack for hosting and making everyone feel welcomed. She was adored by everyone who knew her, with her loving nature and joyous spirit never fading.
She is survived by her beloved daughter, Anne Smith Sherrod (Peyton); grandchildren, Alexander K. Sherrod (Coley) and Callan E. Sherrod; and great-granddaughter, Lottie Virginia Sherrod.
Martha was preceded in death by her loving husband, Thomas Horton Smith; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. William Herschel Alexander; and sisters, Elizabeth A. Lumpkin and Jane A. King.
A family service will be held in Birmingham, Alabama, on Friday, January 8, 2021. Memorials may be sent to Athens First United Methodist Church.

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