Leah Stark Hartman Smith, age 96 of New Castle passed away Saturday, June 22, 2019 in her apartment at Twin Oaks.  She was a member of Sulphur Baptist Church and the Democratic Women’s Club.  She was married to the late Roy Crabtree “Pid” Smith and they had two children, David Crabtree Smith and Charlcye Smith Hawk.  Leah Stark whose nickname was Budgie was born to Lemuel Joseph Hartman, Sr. and Ella Banta Hartman.  She attended Sulphur Grade & High School where she was an excellent student.  She was valedictorian of her class and was very active in all theatrical and musical events as well.  She was preceded in death by two sisters, Mary Ella Hartman Sibley & Martha Pryor Hartman Smith and a brother, Lemuel Joseph Hartman, Jr.

 

Survived By:  

 

Daughter:        Charlcye Smith Hawk & husband, James Henry Hawk of New Castle

 

Son:                 David Crabtree Smith, Sr. & wife, Cheryl Stivers Smith of Eminence

 

3 Grandsons:   James Hartman Hawk & wife, Clarissa Holden Hawk of Duxbury, MA

                        David Crabtree Smith, Jr. & wife, Kim Coates Smith of Smithfield

                        Benjamin David Pryor Hawk of Brooklyn, NY

 

5 Great Grandsons:  James Holden Hawk, Christopher Hartman Hawk, David Dylan Crabtree Smith, David Dalton Crabtree Smith & Anders Henry Hawk

 

Nephew:          Edward Pryor Smith of Campbellsburg

 

Visitation:    11 AM Tuesday, July 2, 2019 at Prewitt New Castle Funeral Home.

 

Interment:  New Castle Cemetery

 

Pallbearers:  James Hartman Hawk, David Crabtree Smith, Jr., Benjamin David Pryor Hawk, James Holden Hawk, Christopher Hartman Hawk, David Dylan Crabtree Smith, David Dalton Crabtree Smith & Anders Henry Hawk.

 

Funeral Service:    1 PM Tuesday, July 2, 2019 at Prewitt New Castle Funeral Home.  Officiated by Dr. David Charlton, pastor of First Christian Church of Shelbyville and Rev. Michael Fitzgerald, pastor of Daybreak Baptist Church, Eminence.

 

Flowers are welcome but in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to the Sulphur Baptist Church, 83 Eddie Road, Sulphur, KY 40070 or Hosparus of Louisville, 3532 Ephraim McDowell Drive, Louisville, KY 40205-9890.

 



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