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Josephine Stella Smith

August 14, 1928 - August 10, 2015

Josephine Stella Smith, 86, passed away Monday, August 10, 2015 in Newport News, Virginia, surrounded by her daughter, Terry and son-in-law, Eldon Mixer; her sister, Ann Rychlik; and her grandson, David Hitchens.

Born in Logans Ferry, Pennsylvania August 14, 1928, she lived in Williamsport, Pennsylvania most of her life and moved to Virginia 15 years ago.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Walter K. Smith; two brothers and six sisters. Survivors include her daughter, Terry; three sisters; five grandchildren; and three great grandchildren.

The family will receive friends 7 pm, Thursday, August 13, 2015 with a memorial service at 7:30 pm at Altmeyer Funeral Home, Denbigh Chapel, 12893 Jefferson Avenue, Newport News.

Memorial donations may take the form of contributions to the Disabled Veterans Association of the National Alzheimer Foundation.

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Date: Thursday, August 13, 2015

Time: 2:39 pm - 2:39 pm

Service Information

Date: Thursday, August 13, 2015

Time: 2:39 pm - 2:39 pm

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