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DONNA MARLENE SMITH

November 13, 2018

DONNA MARLENE SMITH, 84, of Huntington, passed away Saturday, November 10, 2018, at Emogene Dolin Hospice House. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at First Huntington Christian Church, Guyandotte, with Pastor Richard Maynard officiating. Entombment will follow in White Chapel Memorial Gardens. She was born August 17, 1934, in Lincoln County, W.Va., the daughter of the late Dennis and Norma Hodge Roy. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Jimmie Lee Smith; a daughter, Tonya Gay Murphy; a sister, Olive Roy; and two brothers, Bobby and Bucky Roy. She was retired from Owen Illinois and is a member of First Huntington Christian Baptist Church. She is survived by a son, Jimmie Lee Smith, Jr.; four granddaughters, Carrie Hall, Elizabeth (Jared) VanReenan, Roberta (Travis) Noble and Jamie (Jason) Stapleton; a brother, Sambo Roy of Lesage, W.Va.; a sister, Shirley (David) Armstrong of Chesapeake, Ohio; seven great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; a special family friend, Connie Spitler; two special church friends, Wanda Wells and Jackie Ferguson; and several nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m. Monday at Beard Mortuary.

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