James Edward Smithey, 52, of Frenchmans Bayou died Thursday, July 18, 2002, at Methodist Central Hospital in Memphis. He was of the Baptist faith.
Survivors include five sisters, Tommie Ulrich of Joiner, Sharlene Dixon of Bassett, Janie Smithey of West Memphis, Marie Spence of Keiser and Tina Tacker of Shell Lake; two brothers, Johnny Smithey of Caraway and Jerry Smithey of Tupelo, Miss.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Tommy and Azaline Smithey.
The funeral was held at 10 a.m. Monday n the Chapel of Roller-Citizens Funeral Home in West Memphis with Joe Thompson officiating. Burial was in Crittenden Memorial Park at Marion.
The family requests anyone wishing to leave a lasting memorial consider the American Diabetes Foundation.