Johnye Kate Smith Pickett
Born: September 25, 1921 in Lauderdale County, MS
Died: March 23, 1991 in Lauderdale County, MS
Services for Johnye Kate Smith Pickett will be held Tuesday at 10 a.m. from Webb Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. Dewitt Bain, and the Rev. Mike Everett and the Rev. John Edwards officiating. Burial will be in Devoe Cemetery. Mrs. Pickett, 69, died Saturday, March 23, at Jeff Anderson Regional Medical Center. A native of Clarke County, she retired after 19 years as manager of the shoe department of Howard Brothers. Survivors include a daughter, Judi Thornhill, Meridian; four sons, Ray Pickett, Texas City, Texas, Toby Pickett, Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Paul Pickett and Ronnie Pickett, both of Meridian; three sisters, Eula Avery, Panama City, Fl., Norah McLemore and Vergie Purvis, both of Meridian; a brother, Nate Smith, Meridian; 12 grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Visitation will be today after 5 p.m. at Webb Funeral Home. Pallbearers include Denis McLemore, Jamie Smith, Roy Dabbs, Lonnie Blackwell, Ted Pickett, Jimmy Pickett, David Pickett, and Dennis Wolfe. Honorary pallbearers: Bob Windham, Chuck Thornhill and her grandson, WO1 John Bryan Creel who is serving in the Persian Gulf.