Dec. 1, 1924 – Jan. 15, 2021

Funeral service for Mrs. Irene B. Smith were held at 11 a.m., Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021, at Riverwood Family Funeral Services in Brookhaven with the Rev. Troy Burroughs officiating.

Interment followed in New Salem Baptist Church Cemetery in Franklin County’s McCall Creek community.

Visitation was held from 9 a.m. until the time of service at Riverwood Family Funeral Services.

Mrs. Smith, was a loving and caring wife, mother and grandmother, and that love extended to her great-great-grandchildren.

She lived 96 years here on earth — born to her parents, J.W. Beck and Lettie S. Beck, on Dec. 1, 1924. She entered her eternal home on Friday, Jan. 15, 2021.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Bertram Smith; two sons, Felix Smith and Larry Smith; and four sisters.

Those left to cherish her memory include her daughters, Sue McCleary and husband, Pat, and Pat Lindsey and husband, Dave; brothers, J.W. Beck and Fulton Beck; 11 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren and 10 great-great-grandchildren. She was also survived by one daughter-in-law, Jane Smith, as well as other loving family members and friends.

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Riverwood Family Funeral Services of Brookhaven was in charge of arrangements.

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