August 26, 1948 ~ November 29, 2020

Born in: Island, KY
Resided in: Hartford, KY

Martha Carolyn Smith West passed away on November 29, 2020, at the age of 72.

She was one of eight children born to the late Edward and Izetta Arnold in Island, Kentucky on August 26, 1948. She married the love of her life, Ronnie Lewis Smith, on June 29, 1968, who preceded her in death in December 1996.

She enjoyed her simple life. Taking care of her friends and family was her favorite hobby. She had a sweet tooth out of this world, loved listening to her oldies music, being at church, talking about the Lord, and spoiling her grandbabies to the fullest. Her life was a living example to others as a mother, daughter, sister, aunt and grandmother. She was the all around best.

Carolyn is survived by her brothers, David Arnold, Terry (Connie) Arnold, Bobby (Glenda) Arnold, her sisters, Judy Stinnett, Sandy Willis, Laura (John) Jones and the late Doris and Billy Pinkham, her son, Scottie Lewis Smith, her daughter, Jodi (Michael) Sumner, her grandchildren, Sara Smith, Leah (Smiley) Dowell, Chandler (Allison) Sumner, Braxton, Luke and Julia Sumner and several nieces, nephews and beloved friends.

Carolyn was a faithful member of Gospel of Kingdom Church. She loved worshipping and fellowshipping with her brothers and sisters in the Lord.

There will be a private service for family only at Miller-Schapmire Funeral Home in Hartford and a graveside service at Carson Cemetery.

All twenty-five loved ones who wish to honor Carolyn at the funeral are required to wear a mask while inside the funeral home for the safety of all those in attendance.

Miller-Schapmire Funeral Home is both honored and privileged to be entrusted with the care of Mrs. West. Share your messages of condolence with the family of Martha Carolyn Smith West and sign her virtual guestbook at

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  1. Dave,Judy,Sandy & Laura(my firebug), so sorry for the loss of your sister Carolyn. She was a very nice & loveable person. Praying for comfort🙏🙏🙏

  2. So sorry for your loss Jodi (and the rest of the family). I didn’t really know her, but I seen her several times and loved her beautiful smile!

  3. I will forever hold u and cherish every memory with u my auntie. I will remain one of the most amazing women I have ever had the privilege of knowing. U will forever reside with in my heart I love dearly. Until we meet again.

  4. I’m so very sorry for your lose. Carolyn was a beautiful person inside and out. Jodie and Scottie you guys are in our prayers.

  5. So sorry for yalls loss Carolyn was a beautiful person inside and out we know she is in a better place now may god comfort each one of you through this your whole family is in my prayers. Vickie

  6. I will miss you so much! I wish I could have hugged you one more time! You were such a genuinely wonderful person and you will be loved and missed forever.

  7. I just talked to Aunt Carolyn on Thanksgiving morning and we had such a good talk. We had those talks ever so often and I’m gonna miss those calls. I loved this woman so much, she was one of the sweetest, kindest and funniest people I knew. She is truly going to be missed. To all the family…I’m so sorry for your loss. Love you.

  8. I’ve known Carolyn most of my life and we were close in our younger years. She has always been a kind, loving, and funny person. Even though we haven’t seen each other in awhile, I always loved her. I’m sure she will be missed by many. I am so sorry for the family’s loss. May God comfort all of you with his grace and love.

  9. Love my family so much. Prayers for sweet jojo one of my closest cousins. So grateful aunt Carolyn is back with Uncle Ronnie. Love them both so much

  10. Judy Stinnett ,
    you are the reason i had the Honor of meeting Carolyn and getting to know her. she was such a sweetie. always a smile on her face. she could carry on a conversation. I know she will be miss by so many. Sending all my Love And Prayers To You Judy And The Family. Carolyn You Go Rest High In Heavens Gates. Your Smile Will Brighten Heaven For Sure. Love You All
    Lanetta Cotton Lytle

  11. Remembering my friend, Carolyn, and what a dear, sweet lady she was to so many. May God wrap His loving arms around your families at this sad time.

  12. I’m so sorry Jodi, my sweet friend! Your momma was one of the sweetest women!! Sending my love and prayers for you and your family. Love ya sis

  13. I just saw this and I am so sorry for your great loss. Love and prayers to you. Larry & Vickie Douglas

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