James E. Smitherman

Published 4:58 pm Friday, January 6, 2012

James E. Smitherman, age 76, of Jones died Thursday Jan. 5, 2012.

He was preceded in death by his parents, C.T. and Minnie Lee Smitherman; wife, Mary R. Smitherman; brothers, J.L. Smitherman and William Smitherman.

Survivors include his wife, Jerry Surles Smitherman, son, John D. (Kandy) Rasberry Jr.; daughters, Rosemarie Witherington, Patricia (Mike) Furr, Kaye (Joe) Smitherman and Faye (Donnie) Logan; brothers, Charles (Bobbie) Smitherman, David (Sarah) Smitherman and Allen (Barbara) Smitherman; sister, Doris (Al) Molina; nine grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and special caregiver, Joyce Smith.

A chapel service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday Jan. 7 at Lawrence Brown-Service Funeral Home with Dr. Jerry Light Sr. officiating and burial following in Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery in Jones.

The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 6 at the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be grandsons, Justin Parker, Clint Witherington, Jared Witherington, Corey Furr, Derek Logan and Steven Bennett.

The family is accepting flowers or memorials can be made to Asera Care Hospice, First Baptist Church-Selma or Bethel Baptist Church-Jones.

Please visit www.lawrencebrownservice.com to make online condolences to the family.