Ms. Smithie Harper, age 81, of Ozark, Alabama passed away Thursday, January 7, 2021.
Visitation will be Tuesday, January 19, 2021 from 3 PM to 5 PM at J.L. Trawick Memorial Chapel, 1048 Martin Luther King Jr Ave Ozark, Alabama 36360.
Graveside service will be held on Wednesday, January 20, 2021 at 1 PM at Greater Old Salem Church Cemetery, 2116 County Road 38 Ozark, Alabama 36360.
Ms. Smithie Dell Harper was born on August 14, 1939 in Clayton, Alabama to the late Daily and Ora Harper. She was the ninth of ten children. She joined the Mt. Moriah Baptist Church at an early age and served there until the family moved to Ozark, Alabama. She united with First Missionary Baptist Church and remained a faithful member until her health failed.
She was preceded in death by her four brothers and three sisters: Clifford Harper, James Harper, Frankie Harper, Barney M. Harper, Flora Whittaker, Doris Brown and Frances Whitehead.
She leaves, to cherish her memory, one daughter: Ms. Shelia Vernett Harper of Ozark, Alabama; two sisters: Ms. Mary R. Harper of Kinsey, Alabama and Ms. Susie M. Harper of Miami, Florida; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
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