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  • Visitation:  5-6 p.m. Thursday at Greenville Bible Methodist Church, 929 Greenbrier at Edgewood
  • Funeral:  6:00 p.m.  Thursday at the church

Mrs. Wilma Elaine Smith, age 81, of Sand Lake, passed away Saturday afternoon, Jan. 3, 2009 at Metron of Greenville. The daughter of Virgil & Sarah Green, she was born on April 7, 1927 in Belding.

In 1952 she married Vernon Smith and they made their home in the Sand Lake area for 30 years. Together, they enjoyed farming, draft horses, and the many lasting friendships they made. For the past 2 years Wilma resided at Metron of Greenville where she enjoyed all of the activities especially bingo, music, church, and the Red Hat Society as well as her many new friendships.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Vernon Smith on Feb. 15, 2000; a sister, Betty Dennis-Yahr-Parr; and two brothers, Leo Green and Calvin Green.

Surviving are two sons, Michael Belcher of Rockford, and Glen & Nancy Smith of Pierson; ten grandchildren; twenty great grandchildren; a sister, Donna & Fay Orvis of Greenville; a brother, Melvin Green of Belding; two sisters-in-law, Claribelle Green of Jenison and Donna Green of Greenville; and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 8, 2009 at the Greenville Bible Methodist Church (corner of Edgewood and Greenbrier streets) where the family will receive relatives and friends from 5-6 p.m. at the church.

The Rev. Dennis Johnson will officiate, with burial taking place privately in Ashley Cemetery. The family suggests contributions in memory of Wilma to the American Diabetes Association.

To send a message of sympathy to the family, sign Wilmas online guest book, or to share a favorite memory, please click the “Sign Guest Book” link above.


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  1. Anonymous on January 3, 2009 at 12:00 am


    01/05/2009 –

    Cal, Deb, Little Cal

    Just a note to the Smith family you are all in out thoughts and prayers at this time. Aunt Wilma was a great lady and she will be missed. We always had fun when the neices took her on our little day trips she always mad us laugh. And I will never forget the days on the farm with her and uncle Vernon those are sure good memories. May God Bless and keep you in his care!

    01/04/2009 –


    our thoughts and prayers are with you all. the fox family

    01/03/2009 –

    dorothy fox

    Sorry to find out about your sister, Donna.
    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

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