Cora V. Smith

December 5, 1931June 12, 2021

Cora V. Smith

Celebration of life service for Cora V. Dillingham Smith, 89, is set for 1:00 pm Tuesday at Memorial Funeral Home with Dr. Kara Blackard and Bro. Steve Byrd officiating. Visitation will be Tuesday 11:30 to 12:45 pm. Burial will follow in Wheeler Grove Cemetery.

Surrounded by her family, Cora peacefully transitioned from her earthly home to her heavenly home on June 12, 2021. She was born December 5, 1931 and was a member of Wheeler Grove Baptist Church.

She was greeted by her Lord and Savior; her husband, James Roy Smith; her parents, Josh and Hester Rose Dillingham; son, Jerry Wayne Smith; sisters, Lottie Price and her husband Raymond, Lula Chambers; and brothers, Odel Dillingham and James Dillingham.

Ms. Smith is survived by her daughters, Peggy Harvell (Terry), Kathy Hastings, Sheri Cosby (Daniel), Betty Farris (Jerry); sister, Mary Isbell; grandchildren, Kim Newcomb (Jeff), Heather Smith (Jason), Jay Farris, Desarae Merryman; bonus grandson, Morris Jason Mottz; great-grandchildren, Bryson Farris Smith, Joshua Newcomb (Madison), Wheatley and Olivia Anders; bonus great-grandchild, McKinzey Mottz; great-great-grandchildren, Kai Elias Newcomb; and many nieces, nephews and her Wheeler Grove Church family.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at for the Smith family.

Memorial Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


  • Receiving of Family and Friends

    Tuesday, June 15, 2021

  • Celebration of Life

    Tuesday, June 15, 2021


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DeLane Steen-Johnston

July 27, 2021

I’m just now finding out about the passing of aunt Cora V. She was so sweet to us kids when we would come to visit her and uncle Roy. She always had a sweet disposition. My thoughts are with you all.

Margaret Greer

June 15, 2021

Peggy, so sorry to hear about your mom. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

Pat Oaks

June 15, 2021

I'm so sorry for your loss ,Cora V was a great and fun lady, she was one of my Mothers best friends. I'll always treasure her memory. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Patricia Lowrey Oaks

Gayle Cherry

June 14, 2021

Peggy, I’m so sorry about your Mom. You are in my prayers.

Betty Farris

June 14, 2021

Mom my life will never be the same without you here. I didnt want you to leave us but I would be selfish asking you to stay. Im so thankful we have our memories. Thank you for always being there for us and loving us. You were the Best. One day I hope we will all be together again. Fly High....
Your memory will always live in me...I Love You