Peggy Louise Edwards Smith, 82, passed away Friday, April 19, 2019, at NMMC-Gilmore at Amory. She was born on May 13, 1936, in Nettleton to Jim and Freda Anderson Edwards. She was a native of Nettleton, had resided in Longview, WA for 38 years, & had lived in Nettleton for the past 23 years. Peggy was a 1956 graduate of Nettleton High School and a graduate of Draughon’s School of Business in Memphis, TN. Her working career included Futorian Mfg. in Okolona, and she retired from Fiber Federal Credit Union in Longview, WA. She was the church treasurer of Columbia Heights Baptist Church in Longview, WA and for South Nettleton Baptist Church in Nettleton for several Years. She enjoyed quilting and spending time with her family. Survivors include her husband, John Smith of Nettleton; her son, Richard Miller (Annette) of Flower Mound, TX; her daughter, Ann Rojas (Louis) of Virginia Beach, VA; her son-in-law, Dave Lyons of Louisville, TX; her daughter-in-law, Marlene Smith of Hilliard, FL; a stepson, Tim Smith of Decatur, AL, & stepdaughter, Dana Tackett (Anthony) of Amory; three sisters, Martha Randolph and Linda Jackson (Cecil), all of Nettleton, & Jimmie Griggs (Bobby) of Wren; two sisters-in-law, Mary Harlow and Sue Scribner, both of Nettleton; a brother -in-law, Bill Smith (Myra) of Nettleton; four granddaughters, Kelsey Tojacek, Caitlin Lyons, Piper Lyons, & Karlee Tackett; nine grandsons, Justin and Robert Miller, J.D., Ben, Adam, Belton, Olin Smith, Nic and Zane Tackett; eleven great grandchildren, Hannah, Corbin, Elora, & Kody Trojacek, August and Ellis Miller, Walker, Blake, Jordan, Scarlett, & Makenna Smith. She was preceded in death by her parents; her daughter, Angela Lyons and a stepson, David Smith; two brothers, James, and Willard Edwards; one sister, Dorothy Rye Wilkens.
Visitation will be Monday from 5 to 8 p.m. and will continue Tuesday from 12 Noon until time for services, all at the funeral home. A celebration of life service will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the Chapel of Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home in Nettleton with Bro. Jeff Adams and Bro. Anthony Tackett officiating. Burial will be in Jones Chapel Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Robert and Justin Miller, J.D., Ben, & Adam Smith, and Zane Tackett. Honorary Pallbearers will be Robert Harlow, Nic Tackett, Kody and Corbin Trojacek, Walker, Blake, Belton, & Olin Smith. Memorial donations may be made to the donor's favorite of choice.