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Area Deaths

Sunday, August 3, 2003

Josie Smith

Josie Marie Smith, 90, of Bernie, Mo., died Friday, August 1, 2003.

Born on September 17, 1912 in Bernie, a daughter of the late Joseph and Ethel Jennette Jordan Grayum, she had been a interior decorator during her life. She was a poet and had been published in the Daily Statesman newspaper of Dexter, Mo. She was very active in her local church, with her husband serving as deacon for over 30 years, and had been involved in the local Church Missionary Society. She had also been playing the piano since the age of 9 in the churches and had enjoyed playing gospel music all though her life.

One March 25, 1933 in Piggott, Ark., she married Charles Franklin Smith, who preceded her in death on December 29, 1988.

Survivors include Gaylon Grayum Smith of Cape Girardeau, Mo., Charles E. Smith, of Bernie, and David Lee Smith of Belleville, Ill.; three daughters, Nancy Jane Dockins of O'Fallon, Mo., Shirley Ann Grimes of Humbolt, Tenn., and Kay Jenkins of Dexter, Mo.; one sister, Norma McCoy of Dexter; 13 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one brother, William Grayum, six sisters, Dora Latham, Forrest Whitehead. Thelma Wilcox, and three sisters at infancy.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. today, Sunday, August 3, in the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Chapel with Rev. Don Wells officiating.

Burial will be in the Bernie Cemetery.

Marguerite Vineyard

Marguerite Vineyard, 89, of Malden, Mo. died Saturday, August 2, 2003, at St. Bernards Hospital in Jonesboro, Ark.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete with Landess Funeral Home of Malden.