LEXINGTON - Sandra Louise Smith Hutchens, 69, died suddenly Wednesday, May 27, 2009, at Lexington Memorial Hospital. A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. today (Saturday, May 30) at First Reformed United Church of Christ, where she was a member, with the Rev. Dr. Walter Patten officiating.

She was born in Franklin County to Joe John Smith and Dorothy Southerland Smith. She was a graduate of Lexington Senior High School, Lexington Beauty College and Davidson County Community College. She was retired from PPG Industries.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a grandson and two brothers, Joseph John Smith and Edward Vance Smith.

Surviving: sons, Jeff Hutchens of Lexington and Dale Hutchens of Topeka, Ks.; daughters, Donna Hutchens Nichols (Nicky), Dorothy Lewis (Michael), and Scarlett Burchette (Scott), all of Lexington; 12 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday prior to the service in the church parlor and other times at the home, 404 Westside Drive, Lexington.

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