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Kathleen “Kate” Land Smith

Mississippi, USA
Death 10 Feb 2001 (aged 81)
Mississippi, USA
Burial Montrose, Jasper County, Mississippi, USA
Memorial ID 100014791 · View Source
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GULFPORT --- Kathleen Land (Kate) Smith, 81, died Saturday, February 10, in Gulfport, Mississippi.

Mrs. Smith, born in Kemper County, Mississippi, grew up in Philadelphia, MS, and was a resident of Gulfport since 1948. She was a devoted member of First Baptist Church in Gulfport. Mrs. Smith attended Blue Mountain College in Blue Mountain, MS, and graduated from Mississippi Southern College in Hattiesburg. Mrs. Smith was a member of the Seekers Sunday School Class and the Single Adult Fellowship at First Baptist Church in Gulfport, the USM Alumni Association, the Mississippi Association of Educators and the Beta Sigma Phi Sorority. Mrs. Smith taught first and second grades for thirty-two years, most of which were spent at Northeast Elementary and Bayou View Elementary in Gulfport. Kate loved hummingbirds.

Mrs. Smith was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J.D. Land of Philadelphia, MS. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Sidney Smith; her sisters, Beatrice Land Luke, Jimmie Lee Land, Mary Land Murphy, Helen Glenn Land; and her brothers, Milton Land and Baby Bill.

She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Sidney L. Smith Jr. and Jeepsie Ray Smith, both of Gulfport; her daughter and son-in-law, Kathy Smith McCall and Dennis McCall, of Gulfport; her grandchildren, Sidney Lamar Smith III (Pepper), of Washington, D.C.; Austin Fentress Ray Smith of Hattiesburg; and Eliza Lyle Smith Greer and Lyle's husband, Kyle Greer, of Seminary, MS.

There will be a graveside service at 1 p.m. Monday, February 12, in Montrose, Mississippi, at Palentine Baptist Church Cemetery. A memorial service will be held in the chapel of the First Baptist Church in Gulfport, Mississippi, at 11 a.m. on Saturday, February 17, where friends may call an hour before the service. The family prefers memorials to the Senior Adult Ministry of First Baptist Church in Gulfport, P.O. Box 70, Gulfport, Mississippi 39502. Bradford-O'Keefe Funeral Home in Gulfport is in charge of arrangements.

February 12, 2001 The Sun Herald

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