June 7, 2013
Mary E. Smith, 89, passed away, on Friday, June 7, 2013 at her home in the Una Community at Prairie, MS. Mary was born April 22, 1924 in Monroe County to the late Bertie Barnes and Grady Smitherman. She had worked at TIL Garment Factory in Aberdeen retiring in 1981 years During WWII she worked at the Prairie Munitions Plan and was a member of Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church.. Mary E. Smitherman Smith married Neal Hunter Smith on September 28, 1940; in Clay County Mississippi he preceded her in death on May 14, 2009. Funeral services will be Sunday, June 9, 2013, 2:00 p.m. at Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church with the Rev. Steve Lampkin officiating. The body will lie at the church from 1:00 until service time. Burial will follow in Cantrell Cemetery in Una. Calvert Funeral Home of West Point is in charge of arrangements. Survivors include one daughter, Patsy Gene Howell (Randy) of West Point; one son, Neal Ray Smith (Linda) of Prairie; her Daughter in law: Linda O. Smith of Houston; 7 grandchildren; Rachelle Gwathney (Anthony), Tosha Rhea (Shane), Neal Smith (Emily), Courtney Todd (Adam), Helen McVay, Ronald Howell (Wendy) and Shawn Howell (Connie). 16 great grandchildren; Hunter Shane Howell, Alaina Howell, Joshua Howell, Justin McVay, Jacob Vowell, Jack Bryant, Jadyn Bryant, Tanner Howell, Mary Elease Gwathney Young (Jessie), Matthew Gwathney, Maggie Gwathney, Kaylee Rhea, Mitchell Smith, Faith Coggins, Molly Kate Todd, McKennon Todd. Preceding her in death were sons, Rex Smith, Raymond Smith, a great grandson Daniel Howell, six sisters and seven brothers. Pallbearers will be Ron Howell, Neal Smith, Shawn Howell, Shane Rhea, Anthony Gwathney, Barry Smitherman, Adam Todd, B. J. Smitherman. Memorials may be made to Cantrell Cemetery Care Fund, c/o Mrs. Rachelle Gwathney, 271 L. W. Harper Road, Prairie, MS 39756. Visitation will be Saturday 5:00 until 8:00 p.m. at Calvert Funeral Home.
Mary E. Smith, 89, passed away, on Friday, June 7, 2013 at her home in the Una Community at Prairie, MS. Mary was born April 22, 1924 in Monroe County to the late Bertie Barnes and Grady Smitherman. She had worked at TIL Garment Factory in Aberdeen... View Obituary & Service Information
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