Funeral services were held May 23, 2007, at 11 a.m. at North Columbia Church of God for Velma Smith, age 78, of Columbia, who died May 21 at her residence. Interment was in the Foxworth Cemetery. Visitation was held May 22 from 5-9 p.m. at North Columbia Church of God.
She was born February 4, 1928 to Lewis and Ivy Peak Stogner. She was a homemaker and a member of North Columbia Church of God. She was preceded in death by her husband, Carley Smith; her parents; one sister, Annie May Bryant; and one brother, Hollis Stogner.
Survivors include one son, Elvis Smith and wife Loretta of Foxworth; four daughters, Rita Smith of Columbia, Anita Kay Stringer and husband Wayne of Columbia, Kathy Ratcliff and husband Joe of Brookhaven, and Vickie Smith of Columbia; three brothers, Shelby, Jewell and Charles Stogner, all of Columbia; 7 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. Riverwood Family Funeral Service was in charge of arrangements.