Naomi Smith, 90, a resident of Charleston, passed away Sunday, Oct. 21, 2012, in a local health care facility.
She was the daughter of the late Weldon and Volena Masengil.
She was also preceded in death by her husband, Jethero Smith; son, Sam Smith; brother, Theadore Masengil; and a daughter-in-law, Lena Smith.
She was a member of the Mount Carmel Baptist Church.
Her husband was a Baptist minister, and together they served churches in East Tennessee and North Georgia for more than 50 years.
She is survived by her daughter, Joan Land and her husband, Jim, of Charleston; sister, Thelma Scoggins of Cleveland; daughter-in-law, Linda Smith of Powder Springs Ga.; grandchildren: Nathan Land and his wife, Brandy, of Charleston, Sherry Massingill and her husband, Robert, of Bowdon Ga., David Smith and his wife, Geri, of Londrina, Brazil; great-grandchildren: Ruby Land, Jessica Massingill, Samantha Massingill, William Massingill, Maria Smith, Rachel Smith and Rebecca Smith; and several nieces and nephews.
A Remembrance of Life service will be held at noon Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012, at Mount Carmel Baptist Church with the Rev. Steve Huff officiating.
Interment will follow in the church cemetery with John Masengil, Wilburn Masengil, Butch Haire, Robert Rominger, Robert Massingill, Nathan Land serving as casketbearers. Honorary casket bearer will be Dickie Houston.
The family will receive friends from 5 to 8 this evening at the North Ocoee Street Chapel of Jim Rush Funeral Homes.
You may share your memories and condolences with the family at www.jimrushfuneralhomes.com.