Ione Flowers Smith

Published 12:00 am Friday, September 23, 2011

May 13, 1922 – Sept. 21, 2011

MEADVILLE — Services for Ione “Jean” Flowers Smith, 89, of Ocean Springs, who died Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2011, at Singing River Rehab and Nursing Home in Moss Point, will be at 3:30 p.m. today at Franklin Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. John Cash officiating.

Burial will follow at Damascus Baptist Church Cemetery under the direction of Franklin Funeral Home in Meadville.

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Visitation will be from 2 p.m. until service time today at the funeral home.

Mrs. Smith was born May 13, 1922, in Franklin County, the daughter of Truly Flowers and Lucy Watson. She was an equipment operator with Diamond International and also worked as a restaurant manager.

Mrs. Smith was a member of Bethel Baptist Church in Washington.

She was preceded in death by her mother and her husband, Walter Smith.

Survivors include one son, Reuben H. “Dempsey” Graves and wife, Shirley, of Alexandria, La.; three daughters, Brenda Jean Morace and husband, David, of Ocean Springs, Betty Ann Evans and husband, Harrison, of Oxford and Barbrea Darsey and husband, Kent, of Hickory; nine grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.