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Julia May Smith Barker

Friday, January 2, 2004

Born 5-27-1925 -- Died 12-17-2003

Julia May Smith Barker, 78, of Sparta, Ill., died Dec. 17, 2003, at the Senior Manor Nursing Home in Sparta. Born May 27, 1925, at Russellville, Ala., she was the daughter of William Henry and Dellar Britnell Smith. She was retired from Swift Independent Packing Company of East St. Louis, Ill., and was of the Protestant faith.

Survivors include three brothers -- Foster Smith of Warren, Felix Smith of Cave City and Pete Smith of Melbourne; a sister, Annette Qualls of Pearcy, Ill., and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; three brothers -- George L. Smith, Lushen Smith and Merdie Smith; and a sister, Genora Powers.

The funeral was Dec. 21 at Qualls Funeral Home Chapel in Cave City with Mike Ring officiating. Burial followed in Maxville Cemetery north of Cave City with arrangements by Qualls Funeral Home of Cave City.