Mrs. Mary Jo Smith, age 88 of Benton, KY died on Wednesday, December 11, 2013, at Baptist Health in Paducah, KY. Born Monday, March 2, 1925 in Benton, KY. She retired from Humpty Dumpty Day Care and was a member of New Harmony Baptist Church.
She is survived by her husband of 71 years, Henry B. Smith, Jr. of Benton, KY., two sons Garry W. Smith and wife Kathy of Benton, KY and Jerry Don Smith and wife Shelia of Almo, KY; two grand children, Marcus Smith of Benton, KY and Mallory Fagan and her husband Ryan of Chicago, IL
She was preceded in death by her brothers, Jamie Wood, Walter Wood and George Wood, and sisters, Thelma Tynes and Laura Atwood. She was the daughter of the late Other Wood and the late Mary E. "Lizzie" Vaughn Wood.
Funeral services for Mrs. Smith will be held on Friday December 13, 2013 at 11:00 am at the Chapel of the Collier Funeral Home with Rev. Jason Sharp, Rev. Brett Miles officiating. Burial will follow in Hillcrest Cemetery. Visitation will be held between the hours of 5:00 pm and 8:00 pm on Thursday December 12, 2013 at Collier Funeral Home in Benton, KY.
Memorial Contributions may be made to the New Harmony Baptist Church Building Fund P.O. Box 627 Benton, KY 42025. Arrangements have been entrusted to Collier Funeral Home, Inc.
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