RIDGELAND, Miss. - Laura Jo Pinkley, 87, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., died Dec. 9, 2003, in Ridgeland.
Born Oct. 27, 1916, in Sikeston, daughter of the late William Strother and Minnie Sayers Smith, she was a communicant of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Brandon.
Her husband, Tolbert Christopher "T.C." Pinkley, preceded her in death.
Survivors include: three nieces, Mary Sayers Berthe of Brandon, Dee Dee McGhee of San Antonio and Susie Pinkley of Fayetteville, Ga.; four nephews, Charles J. Berthe Jr. of Williamson, Ga., Dr. Lennie F. Pinkley Jr. of Amory, Tony Casey of Herculaneum, Mo., and Bishop Morgan Casey of LaPaz, Bolivia; and several great-nieces and great-nephews.
A graveside memorial service was conducted Friday at the Portageville (Mo.) Cemetery with the Rev. Allan Saunders officiating.
DeLisle Funeral Home of Portageville was in charge of arrangements.