Obituary for Clara Ruth “Leroy” Smith Quesinberry

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Clara Ruth “Leroy” Smith Quesinberry, age 93 of Dublin passed away Friday, February 24, 2023 in the Montgomery Regional Hospital.

Born November 29, 1929 in Mt Airy, North Carolina, she was the daughter of the late John Eugene Smith and Hazel Rector Blackburn.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Paul Burnette Quesinberry, and one brother, Bobby Smith.


She is survived by


Sons and Daughters-in-law

Larry Quesinberry and wife, Debra – Dublin

Scott Quesinberry and wife, Cheryl – Roanoke



Gregory and Robin Quesinberry, Gabe and Sara Quesinberry and Jacob and Sarah Quesinberry.


Great Grandchildren

Alexis and Cody Harris, Taryn Brewer, Jada and Micah Price, Carly and Tyler Bain, Jaden Brewer, Jaxon Brewer, Rosln Brewer, Nicole and Jackson Whiting, Tyler Quesinberry, Lauren Quesinberry and Caroline Quesinberry


Great Great Grandchildren – Rori Harris & Henry Harris


Sister – Wilma Crates and huband, Jimmy – Charlotte, NC


Funeral services will be held Saturday, 11:00 a.m. March 4, 2023 in the Bower Funeral Home Chapel, Pulaski with Rev. Tom Allen officiating. Interment will follow at Highland Memory Gardens, Dublin.


The family will receive friends Saturday from 10:00 am until service time at the funeral home.

A special thank you to the family at Commonwealth and to the staff at Lewis-Gale Montgomery. In lieu of flowers, the family suggest donations to the Commonwealth Assisted Living in Fairlawn.


To sign her online guestbook, please visit

Bower Funeral Home, Pulaski is handling the arrangements for the family.