Barbara Magee Smith

Barbara M. Smith, 79, of Monticello, passed away peacefully at the Ottenheimer Inpatient Hospice Center located at CHI St. Vincent Infirmary in Little Rock, Arkansas on December 19, 2021.

Barbara is preceded in death by her husband of 59 years, Emmett B. Smith, Jr. She is survived by her daughters, Memorie Dickson (and her husband, Dave) and Dana Carol Smith; three granddaughters, Meredith Sprecher (Andrew), Anna Dickson, and Katherine Dickson; and a brother, Jerry Magee (Bonnie).

Barbara was born in Hattisburg, Mississippi. She spent her youth in the Clem community of Jefferson Davis County, Mississippi. Barbara, a graduate of Mississippi College, lived most her life in Hazlehurst, Mississippi where she was a teacher and guidance counselor for the Hazlehurst Public School District. Barbara was a member of First Baptist Church, Hazlehurst, Mississippi for over 40 years. She will be remembered for her love of cooking and gardening.

Funeral services will be held at Whitesand Baptist Church in Prentiss, Mississippi on Thursday, December 23, 2021, at 2 p.m. There will be a visitation preceding the funeral service from 1 p.m. until 2 p.m. also at the church.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Whitesand Baptist Church, Prentiss, Mississippi or First Baptist Church, Hazlehurst, Mississippi.