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Jane Joyce Smith Whitney
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Birth: Feb. 17, 1921
Little Rock
Pulaski County
Arkansas, USA
Death: Mar. 5, 2010
Little Rock
Pulaski County
Arkansas, USA

Jane Joyce Smith Whitney, 89, of Little Rock, died Friday, March 5, 2010 in Little Rock after a long battle with Parkinson Disease. She was born Feb. 17, 1921, to Robin Blythe Smith and Dr. Wells Ferrin Smith in Little Rock.

Jane graduated from the University of Southern California after attending finishing school in Los Angeles, and was selected to work for the Federal Bureau of Investigation in Washington, D.C., before meeting her future husband, David E. Whitney, who survives her. Jane returned home to Little Rock, and ultimately embarked on a 42-year career with Tipton Hurst Florists.

For many Little Rock natives, Jane represented the helpful, smiling face of Tipton throughout the 1960s, 70s, 80s and 90s. She was a faithful, long-time member of Second Presbyterian Church in Little Rock.

Jane was preceded in death by her parents, Dr. and Mrs. Wells Ferrin Smith; three sisters, Mabel Smith Lauve, Elizabeth Smith Price and Elsie Smith; and a brother, Dr. John McCollough Smith.

Survivors include her husband of 55 years, David Whitney and numerous nieces and nephews.

A graveside service will be held Tuesday, March 9, at 2 p.m. at Roselawn Cemetery in Little Rock. A memorial service will follow at 3 p.m. at Second Presbyterian Church under the direction of Rev. Karen Akin.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to Second Presbyterian Church, 600 Pleasant Valley Drive, Little Rock, AR 72227, or the Arkansas chapter of the American Parkinson Disease Association, 3 Ola Way, Hot Springs, AR 71909. Arrangements by Ruebel Funeral Home. 
 
Burial:
Roselawn Memorial Park
Little Rock
Pulaski County
Arkansas, USA
 
Created by: ebaheath
Record added: Mar 06, 2010
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Jane Joyce <i>Smith</i> Whitney
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