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Hazel J. Smith

Hazel Jane Sowder Smith, 79, New Albany, died Saturday, Nov. 7, 2015.
Born Feb. 25, 1936, in Crab Orchard, Ky., she was the daughter of the late Edward F. and Laura A. Adams Sowder.
She was a Jehovah’s witness for more than 40 years and had worked at the JayC Food Store in Crawford County.
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, RJ Smith, and a brother, James Sowder.
Survivors include three children, Pam Franz, Jeff Smith and Sheri McGill; five siblings, Junior, Faye and Ronnie Sowder, Frances Humphress and Helen Lunsford; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Visitation: Saturday, Nov. 14, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Newcomer Funeral Home in New Albany.
Celebration of life: Saturday, Nov. 14, at 1 p.m. at the funeral home. Cremation was chosen.