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Mary E. Smith, 89, passed away, on Friday, June 7, 2013. at her home in the Una Community at Prairie.
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. During WWII she worked at the Prairie Munitions Plant. and was a member of Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church. Mary E. Smitherman Smith married Neal Hunter Smith, September 28, 1940, in Clay County, he preceded her in death May 14, 2009.
Funeral services are today, Sunday, June 9, 2013, 2 p.m. at Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church with the Rev. Steve Lampkin officiating. The body will lie at the church from 1 p.m. 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 are 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.
Friends may leave an online condolence at www.calvertfuneralhome.com