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Jenny L. James Smith
August 27, 1931 - January 9, 2020

Jenny L. James Smith, age 88 of Monticello, passed away Thursday, January 9, 2020 at her home. She was born August 27, 1931 in El Dorado, AR to the late Henry L. James and Lola Hammon James.

She was a retired school teacher having taught business math, general record keeping and typing at Monticello High School and was of the Methodist faith. She graduated from El Dorado High School in 1949 as Salutatorian and received her BSE from Arkansas A&M College (now UAM) graduating Magna Cum Laude. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by one brother, Retired Master Sargent John H. James.

Survivors include her husband of 65 years, Coy Smith of Monticello; two sons, Dr. Kirby Smith and wife Charlotte "Charlie" of Sherwood and Dane Smith and wife Deana of Monticello; two daughters, Kay Smith Qualls of Monticello and Sabrina Smith Davis and husband Rex of Arkansas; eight grandchildren, Jada, Blake, Ashley, Aaron, Kendall, Holden, Hanna and Luke; and nine great-grandchildren, Race, Bristol, Katherine Grace, Kaiden, Brayleigh, Aurora, Aubrey, Elijah and Jaxen.

Graveside service will be 2:00 p.m. Sunday, January 12, 2020 at Oakland Cemetery with Rev. Mike Qualls officiating. Visitation 5:00-7:00 p.m. Saturday evening at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to St. Jude's. Online guestbook at

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