Alma Lee Smith, 82, died Saturday, May 17, 2008, at her home in Sikeston. She was born Jan. 8, 1926, in Savannah, Tenn., daughter of the late Jim and Carrie Carlisle Western. She was a homemaker and a member of the First United Pentecostal Church of Sikeston.
On Jan. 24, 1950, in Piggott, Ark., she married James W. Smith, Sr. and he preceded her in death on March 27, 1991.
She was also preceded in death by one son, Tommy Smith; one daughter, Wanda Galloway; one sister; and four brothers.
Survivors include three sons, James Smith, Jr. of Sand Point, Idaho, Jimmy Smith of Sikeston, and Steven Smith of Dexter; four daughters, Marsha Schnarr of Warrenton, Donna Newell of Bloomfield, Mary Williams of Sikeston, and Joann Kinser of the home; two sisters, Mable Holmes of Sikeston and Burma Baker of Jackson; two brothers, Jim Western and Carl Western of Sikeston; 20 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
Visitation was held from 5-8 p.m. Monday, May 19, 2008, at the Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston.
Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 20, 2008, at Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston with Rev. Richard Whitman, pastor of First United Pentecostal Church, officiating.
Interment followed in the Dogwood Cemetery.