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Mattie Jane Smith

Tuesday, September 6, 2005

Mattie Jane Smith, daughter of the late Fielen Young Johnson and Virginia Medley Johnson, was born Feb. 16, 1935, at Poplar Bluff and died int he Missouri Southern Healthcare Facility at Dexter on Sunday, Sept. 4, 2005, at the age of 70.

Mrs. Smith was a member of the First Church of God in Dexter, a former welder at ArvinMeritor in Dexter, and a resident of Dexter.

She was united in marriage to Fred Smith on April 16, 1952, at Poplar Bluff, and he survives of the home in Dexter.

Besides her husband, survivors include two sons, Ronnie Smith of Dexter and Larry Smith of Marble Hill; two daughters, Sandra Jane Lindemann of Baltimore, Md., and Trudy Lynn Smith of Dexter; three brothers, Jim Johnson of Shreveport, La., Jack Johnson of Poplar Bluff, and Jerry Johnson of Stringtown; three sisters, Pansy Spencer and Kathy Johnson, both of Poplar Bluff, and Julie Russell of Grandin; seven grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by one son, Michael E.J. Smith; one brother, George Johnson.

Visitation will be held from 5-8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2005, at Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2005, in the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Chapel with Rev. Odus Eubanks officiating.

Interment will follow in the Hagy Cemetery.

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