Carolyn Richards

October 2, 1947 - May 23, 2020

Carolyn Richards Smith, age 72, of Florence, passed away May 23, 2020. Her service will be held Tuesday, May 26, at 1:00 p.m. at Florence Blvd. Church of Christ, with Bro. Bill Bagent and Bro. Dale Boren officiating. The family will receive friends an hour before the service, maintaining social distancing. Burial will be at Tri-Cities Memorial Gardens.

Carolyn was preceded in death by her parents, Allen and Pearl Richards; and grandparents, Leonard and Ethel Crowden.

Survivors include her husband, Buddy Smith; children, Stacey Chaney (Mike), Byron Smith (Melinda), and Dennis Patterson (Kim); grandchildren, Blair Bolan, Zach Ray, Caleb Chaney, Sophie Patterson and Chloe Patterson; and brother, Jimmy Richards.

Carolyn was a member of Florence Blvd. Church of Christ and a devout Christian. She was a loving caregiver who enjoyed doing things for others. She enjoyed traveling and had visited 48 states, collecting rocks from each state she visited.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the North Alabama Christian Children’s Home. The family would like to express their appreciation to Amedisys Home Health and Hospice, and to her church family, for all of their love and concern.


May 26, 2020
1:00 pm

Florence Blvd. Church of Christ, burial at Tri-Cities Memorial Gardens


Florence Boulevard Church of Christ, Florence Blvd, Florence, AL, USA

May 26, 2020 1:00 pm

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12 Comments on “Carolyn Richards Smith”

  1. I loved my sweet Aunt Carolyn. Always smiling. Always laughing. Mother loved her dearly, like a sister. Our prayers are with the family. We love you.

  2. Our prayers and condolences to you and the family. So sorry for your lost. I understand your heartache and pain, lost my mom, Nov. 25, 2019.

  3. Buddy and Family ,
    I am so very sorry for the loss of Carolyn. My sincere condolences go out to you all at this time. She will be greatly missed.
    May God Bless you all .

  4. My deepest sympathy to the family. Anyone who knew her knows that God has his angel home. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  5. Buddy and family, we are so sorry to hear about Carolyn.. she was a very precious lady.
    May God comfort and strengthen you all…
    Nancy and Olen Johnson
    Birdie Riley Harrison and family..

  6. I am so sorry for your loss. Stacey, Byron, and Dennis I remember some of my best times growing up being at your home and Carolyn always just talking with me. She was akways a comfort and a blast to be around. I love you all and pray for you to have peace and comfort that only God can give.

  7. Carolyn was a great friend to me & I loved her so much! I was friends with her the first time we met & she always made me smile &/or laugh! Carolyn was one-of-a-kind & will surely be missed! I loved going to her house & she always offered me cookies (if she could find them, ha)! Buddy I’m praying for you during this! I love you Buddy!

  8. Mrs. Carolyn was a wonderful Christian lady and will be missed. Our deepest condolences for your family. Our prayers are with you.

  9. Carolyn was such a wonderful lady. So much fun meeting up with Buddy and Carolyn at the AQHA world show and going out to eat . Our prayers are with your family .

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