Obituary: Bulah Pearl Smith



Bulah Pearl Smith, 89, Noblesville, died June 30, surrounded by her family. She was born Aug. 4, 1925, to William and Vera (Osborne) Mize in Monette, Ark.

Smith was a skilled tailor, interior designer and business owner. She was a hard worker, never afraid of a challenge, often buying and flipping properties. Determined and outspoken, she was never afraid to say what was on her mind. She was very generous, always there for her family when they needed her. She loved ballroom dancing, gardening, fishing, traveling, sewing, card games and spending time with loved ones.

She is survived by her sisters, Virgie Huseman and Joann McCrackin; brothers, Raymond Mize and Bill Mize; children, Linda Bailey, Ronald Smith, Brenda Gilliam and David Smith; grandchildren, Tracee Bailey, Kamberly Bebo, Laura Getch, Craig Gilliam, Jahanna Smith, Allison Thurman, Jessica Owens, Jake Smith and Meredith Engerski; and many beloved great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her loving husband, Harold Smith; and sisters Juanita Medlin and Betty Jeffries.


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