Note: 1900 Scott Co, TN census gave birth as Aug 1892. 1930 Scott Co, TN census Isaac Smith 27 TN/TN/TN b. 1902-1903; ED 5 Sheet 4A page 136 line 38 #63/65; 4 Apr 1930.
1930 Isaac Smith 27 TN/TN/TN 1902-1903 Dellie Smith 22 TN/TN/TN 1907-1908 Mildred Smith 6 TN/TN/TN 1923-1924 Birdie Smith 3 TN/TN/TN 1926-1927 Millard Smith 1 TN/TN/TN 1928-1929
Smith, Isaac 86, of Route 1, Oneida, passed away suddenly Friday morning, January 18, 1980. He was the son of the late Eligh Smith and the late Thursday Woods Smith. He was also preceded in death by two daughters: Birdie Smith and Rosa Bailey. A member of the Tunnel Hill Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife, Della Terry Smith of Oneida; four daughters: Mildred Wright, Ruby Mays and Phyllis Noble, all of Cincinnati, Ohio; and Charlene Posey of Georgia; five sons: Millard Smith of Route 1, Oneida; R. L. Smith of Texas; Hezikah Smith of Cookeville, TN; Clifford and Herbert L. Smith, both of Helenwood; one sister Sarah Hammock of Route 1, Oneida; 28 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren and one great great grandchild. Several other relatives survive also. Funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday, January 21, at the West Oneida Baptist Church with Rev. Charlie Duncan and Rev. Edmon Lowe officiating. Burial followed in the Smith Family Cemetery in the Pine Hill Community. The Christian Harmony Singers sang. West-Murley Funeral Home had charge of the arrangements. (1980, p35) Pine Hill man slain, robbed; killer sought HUNTSVILLE Scott County Sheriff Marion Carson today (Wednesday) called the apparent robbery-murder of an elderly Pine Hill resident the worst homicide he had ever seen. Sheriff Carson. TB! Agent Ed Ashburn and virtually the entire county law enforcement contingent have been working around the clock since the body of 86-year-old Ike Smith was discovered last Friday morning. Smiths badly battered body was discovered shortly before 8:30 am. By a neighbor. Henry West who reportedly tried to keep an eye on him - - according to one deputy. SMITH WAS SAID to have been killed by one of as many as five blows to the head with a heavy, sharp instrument. Chief Deputy Doug Griffith told the Independent Herald that an axe-like tool known as a bush hook was confiscated at the scene, but added that It was only one of a number of Instruments found at the scene which could have inflicted the fatal wounds. Robbery was the apparent motive of the slaying, as the victim was said to have carried large amounts of cash on his person. According to persons acquainted with him. Funeral services for Smith were conducted Tuesday. As of mid-morning today, Sheriff Carson said upwards of 40 persons had been questioned in an effort to gain further clues into the tragic slaying. First on the scene last Friday morning were Chief Deputy Griffith and Deputy Gary Sexton, who arrived at Smiths home about a mile east of the Pine Hill Baptist Church around 8:30 am. GRIFFITH SAID that the back door of the Smith home was open, that the victim was fully clothed and, from all indications, that the slaying has taken place the night before. Although basically noncommittal about certain aspects of the murder scene. Griffith did say that it appeared Smiths assailant may have surprised him, and that the blows could have been struck from behind. An extensive investigation is continuing into the case. (Source: Front Page, Independent Herald, Wednesday Evening, January 23, 1980)
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