BERTRAND -- Render Smith Whitfield, 93, died June 20, 2006, at the Bertrand Retirement Home.
Born March 14, 1913, in Aberdeen, Miss., daughter of the late Will Smith and Katie Bell Marshbank Smith, she had lived in Missouri for over 80 years. She was a member of St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church in Henson, where she was an usher and a member of The Mother's Board, Pastor Aid Committee and the senior choir.
Survivors include: one son and daughter-in-law, Otis and Jessie Mae Boyce of Bertrand; six grandchildren, Patricia Seals of Cleveland, Ohio, Tyrone Nelson of Columbia, Gerald (Lisa) Boyce, Michele (Donald) Swanks and Anthony Boyce of Cape Girardeau and Linda Boyce of Bertrand; and 12 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
Visitation is from noon until time for services at 1 p.m. Saturday at St. Matthew Missionary Baptist Church in Charleston. The Rev. Willie Simpson, pastor of the St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church in Henson, will officiate.
Burial will follow in Oak Grove Cemetery near Charleston.
Williams Funeral Home of Charleston is in charge of arrangements.