Emma Jo Smith, 88, of Hazlehurst, died Tuesday, June 14, 2016 at Pine Crest Guest Home.
Visitation will be 1pm-3pm Thursday at Stringer Family Funeral Home in Hazlehurst. Services will be 3pm Thursday at Stringer Family Chapel with interment at Hazlehurst Cemetery. Stringer Family Funeral Home in Hazlehurst is handling arrangements.
Mrs. Smith was born in Hazlehurst on March 20, 1928, the daughter of the late Cicero and Gladys Ashley. She was a graduate of Hazlehurst High School, Jackson Commercial College, and was a retired insurance secretary.
She was an active member of Shady Grove Baptist Church for many years. She will be remembered by her delicious sponge and pound cakes. She and her husband were married April 19, 1950.
She was preceded in death by her husband, A. Glen Smith; son, Harry Glen Smith; and daughter, Gail Anne Smith; also two brothers, David C. Ashley and Robert A. (Bob) Ashley.
She is survived by two sisters, Mildred Branson of Tupelo and Gladys Brantley of Covington, LA; sister-in-law, Betty Ashley; and several nieces and nephews.