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Billy Joe Smith, Sr

CROWDER - Billy Joe Smith, Sr. age 63, of Crowder, MS passed away on Thursday July 14, 2016 at the Quitman County Hospital in Marks, MS. He was born on April 26, 1953 to George and Diane (Miller) Smith in Elaine, AR. Billy moved to the Lambert area at an early age where he farmed. He was also a landscaper for Dr. James Warrington, Sr. for 11 years. Billy loved to deer hunt, fish and whittle. He was very outgoing and a family man who loved his children and grandchildren. Billy was of the Baptist faith.

Visitation will be held Sunday, July 17, 2016 from 11:00 AM till 2:00 PM at the Cleveland Funeral Home in Cleveland, MS. Funeral services will follow at 2:00 PM in the Cleveland Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be at the Lambert Cemetery. Reverend Robert Haney will officiate the services.
Billy is survived by his special friend, Rita Bailey of Crowder,MS and the mother of his children Patsy Miller of Sunflower, MS. Daughter, Tina (Shane) Huskey of Boyle, MS. Daughter, Mary (Dale) Whitaker of Arcola, MS. Step-daughter, Judith (Shawn) Ragon of Pope, MS. Step-daughter, Annie Funderburk of Clarksdale, MS. Son, James Miller of Cleveland, MS. Son, Billy (Wendy) Smith of Cleveland, MS. Son, Danny Prewitt of Lambert, MS. Son, Clifton Miller of Columbus, GA. Step-son, Mike Funderburk of Crowder, MS. Sister, Mildred Smith of Batesville, MS. Brother, Scooter (Judy) Smith of Pope, MS. Brother, Larry Smith of Crowder, MS. Brother, Baldy Smith of Tunica, MS. Brother, Paul (Amanda) Smith of Brazil, MS. 32 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be George Smith, Shane Huskey, Jr., Andrew Smith, Luke Smith, Billy Melton and Derrick Smith. Honorary pallbearers are Dale Whitaker, Braxton Smith and Will Smith.

Cleveland Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. The on-line guest register may be viewed and signed at www.clevelandfuneralhome.net

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