Mary Alice Smith, born Jan. 17, 1929, passed away on Feb. 10, 2019 at her residence at the age of 90.
Visitation will be held at Memory Chapel Tuesday, Feb. 12, from 5-7 p.m. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at First Baptist Church of Sharon, with interment to follow at the church cemetery. Brother Matt Olson will officiate. The body will be placed in the church at 10:30 a.m.
Mrs. Smith retired from Kux Jewelry Store after 50 years of service at the age of 87. She also worked for Jones County as a poll worker and for Laurel Leader-Call as a paper route carrier. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Sharon, where she received several awards for perfect attendance, served on the hostess committee and as a greeter, and was also a choir member. She will be remembered as a loving sister, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.
She was preceded in death by her parents Richard M. Foster and Gertrude Graham Foster; husband J. W. Smith; and son Richard Smith.
She is survived by her daughter Rebecca Jones (Roland) of Laurel; grandchild Karan Sims Chastain (Larry); great-grandchildren Brandon Dykes (Alexandra), Donivan Chastain, Daniel Chastain and Holly Chastain; brother Richard Bobby Foster (Justine) of Laurel; and sisters Ida Sue Murchie of Ellisville, Hilda Mae Aaron of Baton Rouge, La., and Carolyn Edwina Henderson of Denham Springs, La.;
Pallbearers will be Brandon Dykes, Donivan Chastain, Daniel Chastain, Noah Holifield, Davis Adam and Hunter Gavin.
Honorary pallbearers will be Roland Jones, Larry Chastain, David Murchie, Dan Murchie, Allen Aaron, Randy Foster, Tommy Henderson, Mike Henderson, Tracy Henderson, Buddy Akerman and Jerry Akerman.
To sign the online guestbook, visit www.memorychapellaurel.com.