Billy Smith

CHARLESTON  —  Billy Joe Smith, age 69, passed away Monday, Aug. 13,  at Regional One in Memphis.
Funeral services were 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 25, at Jackson Grove Church of Christ.  Newsom Funeral Home had charge of arrangements.
Mr. Smith was a retired truck driver.
Those left to cherish his memory include his wife, Sandra Hodges Smith of Water Valley; three daughters, Leigh Ann Farmer of Tutwiler, Brandy Sabrina Smith of Tyler, Texas and  Jennifer Gail Hawkins of Enid; four sons, Michael “Mike” Pugh of Olive Branch, Joshua Aaron Smith of Tolar, Texas, Justin Smith Vernell of Pope and James “Jamie” Hawkins of Booneville; one sister, Crystale Smith Cook of Memphis; 15 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren, and a host of niece and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, L.C. Smith and Altha Scallions Smith; one sister Barbara Smith Wortham; and two brothers, C.L. and Terry Smith.
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