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Betty Jean Smith

September 30, 1937 — January 13, 2019

Mrs. Betty Jean Ivy Smith, 81, passed away on Sunday, January 13, 2019, at Bedford Care Nursing Home in Newton, MS. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Wednesday, January 16th, at Porter Funeral Home, with Mr. Chris Crowson officiating. Interment will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be held Tuesday from 5:00 until 7:00 P.M. at the funeral home. Porter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.     Mrs. Smith was born September 30, 1937, in Madison County, MS.   She was a retired cashier from Walmart, and a member of Wess Chapel Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, Lessie Davis Ivy and George Ivy; two grandchildren, Melinda Smith and Melissa Smith; and one great grandchild, Jordan Smith.      She is survived by a daughter, Penny Ascione and husband, Anthony, of Carthage, MS; four sons, Mitch Smith and wife, Ann, of Tupelo, Mississippi; and Hal Smith, Jeff Smith, and Toby Smith, all of Louisville; a sister, Helen Parker of Pelahatchie, MS; a brother, Billy Ivy of Pelahatchie, MS; 14 grandchildren, and 17 great grandchildren.   Memorials may be made to the Blair E. Batson Hospital for Children.   To sign the guest book, go to www.porterfuneralhome.net.    
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