JOSEPH SMITH DIES
FUNERAL SERVICE TODAY
Suffering a paralytic stroke as he sat on the
front porch of his home, Joseph Edman Smith, 57 year old
county farmer, was taken to McRae Hospital Friday where his
death occurred at 6:30 Sunday evening. Mr. Smith, who at one
time had large holdings of land in the county, suffered a stroke of
paralysis about three years ago soon after the value of his cotton
property declined sharply. The stroke from which he never recovered
was attributed to worry over loss of his property. Born in this
county, he resided nearly all his life about ten miles northwest of
Corinth. He earned a reputation for integrity, and hard work up
until the time his health was broken and he retired.
He was married to Mrs. Molly McCrary Smith,
also an Alcorn County resident, who survives him. Other survivors
include 11 children; Mrs. Lola Mae Duncan, Jessie Smith,
Mrs. Maudie Taylor, Zebbie Smith, Herman Smith,
Rhebon Smith, and Hershell, age about three years, all of
whom are residents of Alcorn County and Grady Smith of
Two brothers, W. Thomas Smith, Sanford
Smith, Cleve Smith of Alcorn County, a sister, Mrs.
Jeanette Smith. Funeral services are to be held at 3 p.m.
today at Baptist Shiloh Church, ten miles west of Corinth, where Mr.
Smith had his membership, and interment will be at the
cemetery there. Brother Franks, Baptist preacher, will
conduct the service. The pall bearers are Will Martin, Bynum
Rainey, Lester Talley, J.R. Coleman, T.H.
Phillips, and J.W. Franks.
Directors will be in charge.