Margie Jane  Ross Smith
Services for Margie Jane Ross Smith will be held on Tuesday, August 2, 2016 at 3 p.m. at Center Ridge Baptist Church with visitation from 2-3 p.m. at the church. Burial will follow in Center Ridge Church Cemetery. Stephens Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Rev. James A. Ruffin, Rev. Harvey Troutman and Rev. Mike Sims will officiate.
Margie went to be with the Lord on July 30, 2016 at 6:35 p.m. after having a massive stroke on June 25, 2016. She was at Rush Foundation Hospital surrounded by her family. She was a devoted wife, daughter, sister and doting aunt, great-aunt and great-great-aunt. She was faithful to her church and also to the Union Methodist Church. She was a member of the Retired Public Employees Association, Joy Club, Kemper County Senior Citizens, Forestry Association, Kemper County Historical Association and on the board of the Center Ridge Cemetery Association.
Margie graduated from DeKalb High School at the age of 16 and went on to attend Business School in Meridian. Margie retired from the Kemper County Health Department as Office Manager after 41 years of service. Margie enjoyed being with family and friends and supporting her niece, nephews and great- nephews in their sporting events and attending their games when possible. She enjoyed attending the Meridian Little Theatre for many years.
She is survived by three sisters; Peggy Walker (Jerry), Frances Brown (Billy) and Hazel Johnson (Bibble); niece, Penny Pearson (Chuck); two nephews, Bill Brown (Melinda) and Bud Brown (Karen); great-nephews, Ross Brown (Lauren), Clint Brown, Hunter Brown, Reid Brown and Cody Pearson; a great-great-niece, Ann Rivers Brown; and a host of cousins and friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles L. Smith; her parents, Charlie Ballard Ross and Anna Clark Ross; and two sisters, Anna Lou Ross and Beatrice Ross.
Pallbearers will be great-nephews, Ross Brown, Clint Brown, Hunter Brown, Reid Brown, Cody Pearson and special friends David Sanders and Richard Hall.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Center Ridge Cemetery Fund, 7246 Hwy 39S, DeKalb, MS 39328 or St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital, P.O. Box 50, Memphis, TN 38101-9929. Friends may sign the online register at
Published on August 1, 2016


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