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Wanda Pinkston Smith

Thursday, February 28, 2008

Born 8-22-1946 -- Died 2-18-2008

Wanda Kay (Pinkston) Smith, 61, of Sun Rise Beach, Mo., died Feb. 18, 2008, at the Tyler County Hospital in Woodville, Texas. She was born Aug. 22, 1946, at Batesville, Ark., the daughter of John and Elsie (Andrews) Pinkston.

She graduated from Cave City High School in 1964 where she was active in basketball and several clubs. She graduated from Oklahoma State University in 1969, with a bachelor's degree in clothing, textiles and merchandise, graduated from Purdue University in 1974, and received her master's in child psychology.

From 1970 to 1972 she worked in Chicago for Marshal Fields and later taught clothing design and construction at Oklahoma State University and Purdue. In 1973, she opened her own retail clothing store in Munster, Ind., which led to a second children's store in 1974. After the sale of her store she sold real estate in Indiana and North Carolina. She earned the highest sales nationwide award in 2000 with Horton Homes, which at the time was the third largest home builder in the nation.

Survivors include: her husband, Don Smith of the home; one son, Jeremy Smith of Chapel Hill, N.C.; one daughter, Jessica Smith of Asheville, N.C.; four brothers, Gene Pinkston, Carl Pinkston and Bob Pinkston all of Batesville and Gary Pinkston of Cave City, Ark; two sisters, Carolyn Presley of Cave City and Betty Castle of Phoenix, Ariz.; several nephews; nieces; great-nephews and nieces; and a host of other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by: her parents; and one brother, James Pinkston.

Funeral services were held Feb. 23 at the Qualls Funeral Home Chapel in Cave City. Burial followed in the Cave City Cemetery with arrangements under the direction of the Qualls Funeral Home of Cave City.

Pallbearers were Tim?McKay, Terry Presley, Kirby Pinkston, David Pinkston, Jake Pinkston and Russell McKay.