Elva Jo Smith, 87, of St. Louis, Mo., died Monday, Nov. 27, 2006, at Austin, Texas.
Born June 2, 1919, in Arab. Ala., daughter of the late Louis Manuel and Callie Adams Cox, she was a graduate of Holcomb High School and Arkansas State Teacher's College. She was a teacher at Holcomb, Mo., Kennett and St. Louis and a member of New Life Baptist Church in St. Louis.
Survivors include a niece, Dianne Webb, of Austin; three nephews, Don Tompkins, of Middleton, Wis., Richard Tompkins, of Ft. Mill, S.C., and Joe Pesnell, of Chesterfield, Mo.; five grandnieces; eight grandnephews; four great-grandnieces and three great-grandnephews.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 30, at the Landess Funeral Home Chapel in Campbell, Mo.
Burial will follow in the Stanfield Cemetery at Clarkton, Mo.
Memorials may be made to her church.