OBITUARY: Diane Smith


Diane Smith, 65, former employee of Swarco and resident of Columbia, died Saturday, September 24, 2022 at St. Thomas Mid-Town.

Born August 1, 1957 in Chicago, Illinois, she was the daughter of the late Lecil Andrew Smith and the late Jessie Malone Smith.

Always known for having a smile and being sweet to everyone she met, Diane was a friendly person. She loved country music and watching wrestling. Diane was a member of Grace Church of the Nazarene.

Survivors include her brothers, Jerry Smith of Columbia; Jim (Geneva) Miller of Henryville; Danny (Letha) Smith of Columbia; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday at 2:00 P.M. at Oakes & Nichols Funeral Home with Brandon Cochran officiating. Burial will follow in Polk Memorial Gardens. The family will visit with friends Tuesday 4:00 P.M. – 8:00 P.M. at the funeral home.

Active pallbearers will be Cody Miller, Tyler Miller, Steve Yant, Mason Yant, Matt Smith, and Lance Smith.

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