News and Tribune

Breaking News


November 8, 2013

Cora Bedan Smith

100; New Albany

— Funeral services for Cora Bedan Smith, 100, New Albany, will be at 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 11, at Kraft Funeral Service, Charlestown Road Chapel, New Albany, with private burial to follow in Holy Trinity Cemetery, New Albany. She died  Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013, at Autumn Woods Health Campus, New Albany.

 She was born Nov. 20, 1912, in Tennessee to the late Granville and Armilda Wright. Cora was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, New Albany, where she was a member of the Altar Society and the Daughters of Isabella.

Survivors include a daughter, Shirley Bedan Holbrook; grandson, James Robert Holbrook; granddaughter, Elisabeth Frazier and her husband Roy; great-grandchildren,  Erica Frazier and Michael Frazier.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Bedan in 1966 and her second husband Melvin Smith in 1996.

Visitation will be from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Online condolences may be made to


Text Only | Photo Reprints