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Irish Virginia Smith Boston

Irish Virginia Smith Boston, 55, of Crystal Springs, died Saturday, Dec. 8, 2007.

Services were held Saturday, Dec. 15, from Westhaven Memorial Funeral Home with Rev. Joe W. May officiating. Interment was in Crystal Springs City Cemetery.

She was born Dec. 14, 1951, in Crystal Springs to Isaac Smith and Christine Smith Thigpen. She was the stepdaughter of Archie Thigpen Jr. She was reared by her grandparents, Hossie and Mary Rhymes Finley.

She graduated in 1969 from William H. Holtzclow High School in Crystal Springs and received an associate degree from Hinds Community College in Utica. She retired from the Copiah County School District after 30 years of service. She then owned and operated IZEK’s Trophies and Screenprinting.

On Sept. 29, 1973, she married James Harold Boston, Sr. and they had two children, LaToya Boston Johnson (Samuel) and James Harold Boston Jr.

Additional survivors include: four brothers, Jimmie Smith, Lawrence Williams, Willie Smith of Boston, MA and Robert Smith of Palmetto, FL.

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