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Ordra Fay Jones Smith, 83, of Roscoe went to be with her Lord and Savior on Aug. 22, 2012. She was born June 19, 1929, to Charlie Alford and Jettie Ordra Smith Jones. She was the youngest of six children. Ordra grew up in Fisher County and attended school at Hobbs and Sweetwater. She married Walter Lloyd Smith, Sr. on May 11, 1946, and to this union three children were born.
Funeral services will be held Friday, Aug. 24, 2012, at 10 a.m. at McCoy Chapel of Memories with Reverend Truman Davis officiating. Interment will follow at Roscoe Cemetery. McCoy Funeral Home of Sweetwater is in charge of arrangements.
The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 23, 2012, at McCoy Funeral Home in Sweetwater.
Ordra wore many hats during her 83 years of life. But the ones she wore the proudest were wife, mother and âMimiâ. Through the years she helped with Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, singing in the choir, teaching Sunday school lessons, church secretary, school cafeteria worker, switchboard operator, member of the Eastern Star and she worked along side her husband of 63 years in Roscoe at his body shop.
Ordra was instrumental in bringing the United Girls Softball Association to Sweetwater and spent many years supporting the girls of this area as only âMimiâ could. She loved following local sports and cheering for her favorite team. For several years she and her grandchildren ran a snow cone business in Roscoe. She and Walter would invite students from Roscoe elementary for free snow cones.
Ordra was preceded in death by her husband of 63 years, Walter Lloyd Smith Sr.; her parents; brothers, Lee Willie, Edgar and Charlie Jones; sisters, Juanita Little and Lucille Hammond.
She is survived by her three children, Walter, Jr. of Sweetwater, Carolyn Smith and Patricia Forgay of Roscoe; grandchildren, Kevin Smith of South Dakota, Brian Smith of Arlington, April Sdano of The Colony, Victoria Pope of Giddings, Elizabeth Vinken of Roscoe, Marchelle Moore of Shallowater and Christina Wright of Burleson. She is also survived by 13 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers will be Frankie Little, Darold Little, Harold Little, Norman Moore, Greg Wright and Mitch Pope.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that you please make a donation to one of the following organizations in memory of Ordra Fay Smith: The Activity Fund at the Nolan Nursing and Rehab, 705 NE Georgia Ave., Sweetwater, Texas 79556 or Hendrick Hospice, 1682 Hickory, Abilene, Texas 79601 or Operation HOPE, 4219 34th St., Lubbock, Texas 79410.