Gertie Avant Smith, 97, of Ruleville
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Gertie Avant Smith, 97, of Ruleville died Friday, November 2, 2012, at Bolivar Medical Center in Cleveland.

Visitation will be held from 2-3 p.m. Sunday, November 4, 2012, at Ray Funeral Home with services immediately following with Bro James Wilkerson officiating. Interment will follow in the North Cleveland Cemetery.

Mrs. Smith was born October 24, 1915, to Joe S. Avant and Sallie Wiltshire Avant. She was a member of the Drew Baptist Church and worked as a nurse for over 25 years. She was a member of the Eastern Star Clarksdale Chapter 115; enjoyed doing crafts, sewing and gardening; and was a homemaker and a member of the home demonstration club for 50 years. She was also a member of the Mississippi Health System.

She is preceded in death by her parents, J.S. Avant and Sallie Wiltshire Avant; husband, Thomas A. Smith; brothers, Aubrey Avant, and Alton Avant; sister, Verdie Avant Tyler.

Mrs. Smith is survived by her daughter, Sally C. Miles of Ruleville; sister, Gracie Odell Avant Farmer of Water Valley; a host of nieces and nephews; and special nieces, Shelly Little of Boyle and Linda Lovette of Cleveland, MS.

Pallbearers will be Guy Little, Josh Little, John Lovett, Jamie Haynes, James Lunford and Marvin Robinson.

To view and sign the online guestbook, go to www.rayfuneralhome.net