Sunday, December 22, 2013

Alene Smith

Mrs. Alene Yates Smith, 90, died Sunday, December 22, 2013, at her daughter’s home in Louisville, MS. Funeral services will be held Friday, December 27th at 11:00 A.M. at Porter Funeral Home, with Rev. Keith Hall, Rev. Larry Haggard, and Rev. Bubba Eaves officiating. Visitation will be Thursday from 5:00 to 8:00 PM at Porter Funeral Home. Interment will be in Campground Cemetery. Porter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Smith was born November 8, 1923, in Neshoba County, MS. She was a homemaker and babysitter, and was a member of First Church of God in Philadelphia, MS. She was preceded in death by her husband of 67 years, James Monroe Smith; a son, Billy Smith; her parents, Cordelia and William Jackson Yates; two sisters, Mavis Manning and Naomi Pope; and three brothers, Lewis C. Yates, Ethel Yates, and Billy Yates.

She is survived by two daughters, Barbara Ann Hare of Raymond, MS, and Donna (Jackie) Holdiness of Preston; two sisters, Lindel Hartness of Noxapater, and Barbara (Frank) Berch of Mesquite, TX; a sister-in-law, Christine Yates of Louisville; a brother, James “Bubba” Yates of Scurry, TX; five grandchildren, Alysia Mullens, Derek Holdiness, Debra Hare, Angie Robinson, and Tammy (Larry) Burton; 12 great grandchildren, and one great great grandchild.

Pallbearers will be Derek Holdiness, Justin Richardson, Sammy John Robinson, Bubba Robinson, Bobby Joe Smith, and Ted Hartness.

Memorials may be made to Campground United Methodist Church, Cemetery Fund.