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Shirley Faye Smith

July 13, 1935 November 19, 2010
Shirley Faye Smith
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Obituary for Shirley Faye Smith
Greer Funeral Home
235 South Pennsylvania
Mangum, Oklahoma 73554
(580) 782-3323
fax (580) 782-3652


Shirley Smith, age 75, of Bethany, formerly of Mangum, passed away early Friday morning, November 19, 2010, at Grace Living Center in Bethany.

Mrs. Smith was born in Mangum on July 13, 1935, to Hubert Lester and Lena Mae (Burrow) Yarber. While attending Ocina School, she met and married Lee J. Smith on December 18, 1950, in Sayre and established their home in Mangum. During the next few years, they lived in several different locations with Lee"s jobs. In 1963, they moved to Oklahoma City and in 1998, to Mustang. Shirley worked as a beautician for several years and later as a home health care provider for the elderly. Cooking, dancing and watching TV were her favorite hobbies. Shirley wore out the movie, "Dirty Dancing" with Patrick Swayze and she had a special love for Elvis.

Preceded in death by her parents, her husband, two sons, Ronnie L. Smith and Lester Leon Smith; two brothers, Lester Yarber and Roger Yarber and two sisters, Tina McClendon and Bernice Brooks, she is survived by five children, David Smith of El Reno, Theresa McDowell and husband Sidney of Mustang, Donnie Smith of Ft. Cobb, Sharon Mayabb and husband Ronald of Mustang and Kenneth Smith of Oklahoma City; three sisters, Peggy Prestridge of Cheyenne, Oklahoma, Melba Brackeen of Holiday, Texas and Sue Brockman of Oklahoma City; three brothers, Robert Yarber of Mustang, H.L. Yarber of Oklahoma City and R.B. Yarber of Oklahoma City; fourteen grandchildren; forty-seven great grandchildren; three great-great grandchildren and many other relatives and friends.

Funeral services for Shirley Smith will be at 1 p.m., Monday, November 22, 2010, at Greer Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Shawn Johnson officiating. Interment will follow at Riverside Cemetery under the direction of Greer Funeral Home of Mangum.

Online tributes may be made to the family at

1:00 PM

Greer Funeral Home

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