Joann G. Smith


Joann G. Smith

77, Sumrall

Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, July 9, 2019, at Rocky Branch Missionary Baptist Church in Sumrall for Joann G. Smith, 77, of Sumrall, who died on Saturday, July 6 at the Asbury Hospice House. Interment was at Rocky Branch Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery. Bro. Robert Arinder, Bro. Robert Cole and Bro. Greg Bennett officiated. Visitation was at 5 p.m. Monday, July 8 at Rocky Branch Missionary Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Annie Lee Goar; brother, Robert Wayne Goar; and one sister, Jeanette Bennett.

She is survived by her husband of 59 years, Levi Smith of Sumrall; two sons, David Smith (Sandra) of Columbia, and Stephen Smith (Amber) of Collins; three daughters, Sandra Mason (Jeff) of Brandon, Peggy Cole (Winford) of Columbia and Shirley Gail Dunham (Dave) of Hattiesburg; sister, Judy Broom (Burton Ray) of Sumrall;  seven grandchildren, Robert Cole (Jinger) of Columbia, Joseph Smith of Hurley, Andy Smith of Arnold, Mo., Jonathan Mason (Kathleen) of Huntsville, Ala., Morgan Mason of Flowood, Garet Dunham  of Hattiesburg and Ava Smith of Collins; and a host of nieces, nephews, and friends.

Pallbearers were Robert Riley, Brad Sullivan, Danny Denham, Jerry Stuart, Kenny Bennett and Benny Bonner.

Honorary pallbearer was Gene Patterson.

Hathorn Funeral Home in Columbia was in charge of the arrangements. Family and friends may sign an online guestbook at

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