The Messenger. 05.23.08
Oneida (Thornton) Smith, 88, of New Johnsonville, mother of Jean (Smith) Weber of Union City, died May 16, 2008.
Services were 3 p.m. Monday at Luff-Bowen Funeral Home in Waverly with Jesse Stephenson and the Rev. Paul Edwards officiating. Interment followed at J. Warren Cemetery in New Johnsonville. Her grandsons and nephews served as pallbearers.
She was born Dec. 21, 1919, in Denver, Tenn., daughter of the late John William and Tisha Mae “Bessie” (Bell) Thornton. She was the widow of Herbert A. Smith and was a homemaker and member of Plant Church of Christ.
Survivors also include two sons and daughters-in-law, Buddy and Ann Smith of Crossville and Terry and Lesa Smith of New Johnsonville; her son-in-law, Dan Weber of Union City; her sister, Irene Binkley of Birmingham, Ala.; and six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.