Bobbie Owens Smitherman

July 9, 1935January 22, 2019

Mrs. Bobbie Owens Smitherman, age 83, of Brent, AL went home to be with her Heavenly Father on January 22, 2019. She was born July 9, 1935 to John Henry Wesley Floyd Owens and Pearlie Odell Owens. She is survived by her husband of 63 years, Charles Smitherman of Brent, AL; her son, Mike Smitherman(Paula) of Brent, AL; her daughters, Debbie Holden(Wesley) of Hobe Sound, FL and Myra Smitherman of Brent, AL; her five grandchildren, Jennifer Downs (Drew) of Centreville, AL; Charles Holden (Kristen) of Indianapolis, IN; Laura Smitherman of Brent, AL; Bethany Plummer (Trevor) of St. Cloud, MN; and Katelyn Siverling (Robert) of Clay, AL. In addition, she had 10 great-grandchildren, Jordan, John Michael, Jennae, Julianne, Joelle, Abbie Grace, Abigail, Emma Grace, Jax and Colton; sisters, Glaudine Belcher and Carolyn Williams both of Centreville, AL; nieces and nephews, Bill and John Belcher (Dedra), Carmen Uber (Gary) and Tony Williams (Sharron).

Bobbie was a devoted daughter, wife, mother, sister, grandmother and great grandmother. She was a life-long member of Brent Bible Methodist Church. She spent much of her time helping meet the needs of others. She enjoyed children immensely and babysat many in the community and other areas. Bobbie loved to cook and shared her cooking with friends and family.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held on January 25, 2019 at Brent Bible Methodist Church. Family will receive visitors from 9:30 – 11:00 AM. The Celebration of Life Service will begin at 11:00. Immediately following, graveside services will take place at Friendship Cemetery. Rev. Wesley Holden will officiate. Pallbearers include Josh Williams, Drew Williams, Drew Downs, John Michael Downs, Jordan Holden, Charles Holden, Robert Gay, Gary Uber and Tony Williams. Honorary pallbearers, include her church family-Brent Bible Methodist Church; Dr. Laura Hyer and Bibb Medical Center Staff.


  • Josh Williams
  • Drew Williams
  • Drew Downs
  • John Michael Downs
  • Jordan Holden
  • Robert Gay
  • Charles Holden
  • Gary Uber
  • Tony Williams
  • Her Church Family, Honorary
  • Dr. Laura Hyer, Honorary
  • Bibb Medical Staff, Honorary

  • Pell City Bible Methodist Camp



  • Visitation Friday, January 25, 2019
  • Funeral Service Friday, January 25, 2019


  • Burial

Bobbie Owens Smitherman

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Tammy Williams Jones

January 26, 2019

Mr. Charles, Debbie, Mike and Myra:
I was saddened to learn of Mrs. Bobbie’s passing. I have very good memories of your family and I loved Mrs. Bobbie and each of you. I think about the good times at Stanton and treasure those memories. I know Mrs. Bobbie is having a good time in heaven seeing all her loved ones and friends in heaven who were waiting on her to join them. It has been a long time since I have seen you all , I do have very good, sweet memories of Mrs. Bobbie and each of you. You all are in my thoughts and prayers. Tammy Williams Jones

Bonnie Ray

January 25, 2019

I remember Sister Bobbie, fine Christian lady, a credit to her family, church, and community.

Jo Ann Lockwood (Cherryholmes)

January 24, 2019

To family,
So sorry for your loss. I have memories of time spent with Carolyn and Bobbie. I don’t think I’ll ever forget Charles and Bobbie ‘s wedding. Pray that God will confort your hearts.

Jo Ann Lockwood (formerly Cherryholmes)

Connie Marchant Carver

January 23, 2019

Myra, Many precious memories of our families common bond during our Hobe Sound School days....our long road trips up and down those highways back and forth to school....Campmeetings at Pell City...and just growing up together in Bibb County with the Smithermans and Belchers...We are the lucky ones to have had such great families and fun times...I love you and all your family...May God's comfort and peace hold all of you through this time...What a celebration Friday will be for all of you...Your Mom was one in a million...Connie


January 23, 2019

To all the family of Bobbie Smitherman we are so sorry for your loss. Bobbie was a good friend and a great lady. We love you all and praying for all the family. Freddie and Betty Shoults.

Rachel Kirschbaum

January 23, 2019

So sorry for your loss. Be comforted in knowing that there are so many others in heaven to welcome her home.
I have so many wonderful memories of times spent with the Smitherman's! I will certainly miss her at campmeeting.
God Bless and comfort you all during this time.
Rachel Vernon Kirschbaum

Daniel and Nancy Shumway

January 23, 2019

Dear Debbie and Wesley, We are sending our love to you and are so sorry for your loss. We are praying for you. Sincerely, Bro and Sis Daniel Shumway