Virginia R. “Ginny” Smith

Rogers Virginia R. “Ginny” Smith, 89, of 46010 Walnut St., died at 2:03 a.m. Sunday at her home.

Ginny was born Feb. 19, 1925 in Salem, a daughter of the late William Henry and Mary Louise Everhart Fiets and had lived in this area all of her life. She was a homemaker and had worked at the Rogers sale for many years.

Her husband, James O. Smith, Sr., whom she married Jan. 16, 1943 died July 25, 2000.

She is survived by two daughters, Mary J. (Louis) McPherson and Edna L. (Ronald) Stanley, both of Rogers; five sons, Wayne (Paula) Smith, Warren D. (Debbie) Smith, and Gerald E. (Shannon) Smith, all of Rogers; Roy J. Smith of Selma, NC and Larry A. (Carol) Smith of Sharon, PA; a sister, Lorretta Gary of Naples, FL; 24 grandchildren, 45 great-grandchildren, and 22 great-great grandchildren.

She was also preceded in death by three sons, Johnny Lee Smith, Richard Lee Smith, and James O. Smith, Jr

Services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Warrick-Kummer-Rettig Funeral Home, Columbiana, with Pastor David Rose officiating. Burial will be in Crest Haven Memorial Gardens. Friends may call the funeral home from 6-8 p.m. on Tuesday.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of the Valley. Sign the register and send condolences at