Funeral services for Elsie Mae Smith, age 83 of Mount Vernon, will be at 10 a.m. today, Thursday, July 14, 2011 at Harvey Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in the Mount Vernon City Cemetery with Rev. Gerald Hood and Rev. Jim Crittenden officiating.
Ms. Smith was born on Nov. 15, 1927 in Winfield to Earnest W. and Leota Jernigan Cox. She married Lloyd Smith.
She died Monday, July 11 at Mission Manor Nursing Home. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, and two daughters, Dyan Azaphour and Alice Smith.
She is survived by a son, Jerry Smith of Mount Vernon; four sisters, Dorothy Haley of Mount Vernon, Elizabeth Edwards of Lodi, Calif., Sylvia Dodd of Lincoln, Calif., and Juanita Foreman of Stockton, Calif.; a brother, Bobby Cox of Mount Vernon; two grandchildren, one great-grandchild, and one great-great-grandchild.