Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Flora Anne Smith

Mrs. Flora Anne Smith, 85, died Wednesday, December 30, 2015, in Kemper County. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Saturday, January 2nd, at Porter Funeral Home, with Rev. Mike Childs officiating. Interment will be in Whitehall United Methodist Cemetery. Visitation will be held Friday from 5:00 until 8:00 P.M. at the funeral home. Porter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Smith was born January 27, 1930, in Winston County. She was a member of First United Methodist Church, and for over 30 years she served as the church pianist. She taught piano at Nanih Waiya, Noxapater, and Sturgis, and she was a member of the Eastern Star. She was preceded in death by her husband, Barney T. Smith; her parents, Eva Brown Ming and Hilary Ming; one daughter, Beverlye Wood; and one brother, Billy Ming.

She is survived by her son, Frank Smith of Louisville, MS; one sister, Molly Estes of Macon, MS; five grandchildren, Stephen Smith, Scott Smith, Deidra Sanders, Amanda Ham, and Kevin Gregory; and 11 great grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Stephen Smith, Scott Smith, Hunter Sanders, Rene Bankston, Robbie Stapleton, Jimbo Stapleton, D.K. Boydstun, and Kirk Sisson.

Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church choir fund.

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