Joe Smith

Published 6:00 am Monday, January 30, 2006

Services for Joe Smith, of Brookhaven, are 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan.31 at Greater Mt. Olive M.B. Church with burial in the churchcemetery.

Visitation is today from noon until 7 p.m. with family presentfrom 6 to 7 p.m. at R.E. Tyler Funeral Home.

Mr. Smith, 68, died Jan. 28, 2006, at Countrybrook LivingCenter. He was born on July 24, 1937, to Jesse Smith and Mary CainSmith.

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He was a retired educator from the Brookhaven Public Schools andthe Liberty Public School systems. He was a graduate of JacksonState University where he received a Bachelor of Science degree anda Master’s Degree in Science Education. He taught chemistry,physics and general science. He was a member of Greater Mt. OliveM.B. Church where he served as chairman of the Deacon Board. He wasalso a member of Reaching Out To Another Person (ROTAP) outreachministry. He loved to tell funny puns.

Preceding him in death were his parents; a brother, RolandSmith; and his sisters, Atrice Hilliard, Annie Ruth Boston andDoris Tyner.

Survivors are his wife, Artherette Thompson Smith, ofBrookhaven; his daughter, Vonda Smith, Ph.D., of Washington D.C.;his brother, Elkener Smith, of Brookhaven; and his sisters, VelmaSmith Lee and Massaree Lewis, both of Brookhaven.