Helen Black Smith, 97, of Kosciusko, passed away January 25, 2021, at Baptist-Attala.
Graveside services will be held at 3:45 pm Thursday, January 28, at Parkway Cemetery. Visitation will be from 3 to 3:30 p.m. before services at Jordan Funeral Home. Dr. Wayne Black will officiate.
Helen was born January 17, 1924, in Choctaw County to Oliver Malcom and Margaret Ann Hodge Black. She graduated Kosciusko High School in 1942. She was a member of the First Baptist Church She was a former Eastern Star and member of the United Daughters of the Confederacy.
She is survived by her sons, Larry Smith of Kosciusko and Zane J. (Sharon Bain) Smith of Kempner, TX; daughter, Dr. Rebecca Smith (Chuck) McDougald of Tupelo; brother, Dr. Wayne Black of Conroe, TX; sister-in-law, Carol Black of West; grandchildren, Trevor Byron Smith of Austin, Erin Smith Wadel of Austin, Helen Margaret McDougald of Tupelo, Zane Smith McDougald of Tupelo; and Jeffery Smith of Olive Branch; great-grandchildren, Lee Jackson Smith of Olive Branch and Lily Carol Smith of Olive Branch; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Oliver Malcom and Margaret Ann Hodge Black; husband, Oscar Joe Smith; brothers and a sister; and daughter-in-law, Patricia Pounders Smith.
Pallbearers will be Larry Joe Smith, Zane Jay Smith, Charles Daniel McDougald, Lee Jeffery Smith, Lee Jackson Smith and Zane Smith McDougald.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Gideons International.
Jordan Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. For online condolences visit www.jordanfuneralhome.com.