Celebrating the life of

Catherine Jiran Smith

December 23, 1924 - October 01, 2020

Catherine Jiran Smith

Catherine Jiran Smith passed on October 1, 2020 in Johnesborough, Tennessee at the age of 95.

Ms. Smith was born on December 23, 1924 in Savannah, Georgia to her parents, Victor and Catherine Jiran. She married Norman E. Smith in 1946 and lived the majority of her married life in Orlando, Florida. She is remembered for her loving service to others as a wife, mother, caretaker, and grandmother.

Ms. Smith is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Howard and Donna Smith of Telford, Tennessee; her grandsons, Bryan Smith of Orlando, Florida and Kevin Smith of Athens, Georgia; her brother, Michael Jiran of Savannah, GA; and eight great-grandchildren. She is proceeded in death by her husband of 63 years; her sister, Mary Lanier; and her brothers, Victor Jiran Jr. and Lewis Jiran.

Ms. Smith will be buried in a private ceremony at Forest Lawn Memory Gardens.




So sorry to hear about our good friend Catherine, we enjoyed many happy times with she and Norman. Our sincere sympathy to Howard, Donna and the family.

- Elliott & Peggy Denmark, Tucker, GA

Howard and family and Mike, our most sincere sympathy for the loss of Catherine, a mother, a sister, and our cousin. May she rest in peace. John Broderick and family.

- John D Broderick, Savannah, GA

We have been thinking of Cat often and am sad to learn of her passing. She was best friends to my parents Dave and Nita Horsman who passed in 2016 and earlier this year respectively. Thoughts and prayers with her family.

- Karen (Horsman) Franklin, Woodstock , Ga

Services under the direction of:

Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel

  • A private burial will be held