Memorial services for Mrs. Melba Jean Smith will be held 2-4 PM Tuesday, June 18, 2019 at Faith Tabernacle Church on Williamson Avenue.


Mrs. Smith, 64, passed away on Wednesday, May 8, 2019 at Anderson Regional Medical Center in Meridian, MS. She enjoyed NASCAR, cruising, the mountains and puzzles. She was the 1st paramedic of Neshoba County. Mrs. Smith was preceded in death by her parents, Hughley Marcell Frazier and Mary Irene Edwards Frazier; brother, Cecil Frazier. Survivors include her husband, Lavan “Shorty” Smith of Philadelphia; son, Michael Lavan (Jessica) Smith of Meridian; sister, Brenda Jones of Durant; brothers, James R. Frazier, Michael Frazier and Cedric Frazier, all of Kosciusko; 3 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.