BLOOMFIELD - Irene Smith, 82, died Sept. 27, 2007, at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston.
Born Dec. 20, 1924, in Wayne County, Tenn., daughter of the late William Henry and Mary Azlee Bunch Pope, she was a retired machine operator with Elder Manufacturing Company in Dexter.
On Aug. 19, 1940, in Shaw, Miss., she married Eugene "Bud" Smith Jr. who preceded her in death on Feb. 14, 2000.
She was also preceded in death by: two brothers, Floyd Pope and Lloyd Pope; two half-brothers, Homer Pope and Arnold Davis; and two sisters, Gracie Pope and Mary Pope.
Survivors include: one son, Bobby Gene Smith of Pontiac; one daughter, Barbara Jane Speer of Bloomfield; seven half-brothers, Garland Pope of Clarksdale, Miss., Eugene McCoy of Jackson, Miss., Waymond McCoy of Moorhead, Miss., J.W. Pope of Scott, Miss., W.H. Pope of Laurel, Miss., Hubert Pope of Cleveland, Miss. and Roy Pope of Gore Springs, Miss.; one half-sister, Violet "Doll" Corley of Shaw, Miss.; and five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Visitation is from 5-8 p.m. today at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter, where services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Monday with the Rev. Terry Miller officiating.
Burial will follow in the Dexter Cemetery.