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Meann Smith

Services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 3, at First Baptist Church for Mildred “Meann” Smith of Artesia.

Smith, 63, passed away Friday, June 29, 2018, at her home.

Ed Hickey will officiate the services, with interment to follow at Twin Oaks Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be Joe Bogle, Aaron Bogle, Scott Bean, Jimmy Maxwell, Brad Morris, John Berry and Cody Richardson. Honorary pallbearers are her sons and grandsons.

Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. Monday at Terpening & Son Mortuary.

Mildred was born Jan. 27, 1955, in Artesia, the daughter of John W. and Angie Ann (Stephens) Miller. She was a graduate with the Artesia High School Class of 1973.

On May 23, 1988, she married Harvey Smith in Artesia.

Mildred was a cook and housewife. She was a member of First Baptist Church and enjoyed cooking, sewing, gardening, and spending time with her grandchildren.

Survivors include her husband, Harvey Smith, of Artesia; sons Jody Jackson and wife Larissa of Artesia, J.R. Jackson of Hobbs, and Brian Smith and wife Kim of Hagerman; daughter Leslie Wills and husband Kelvin of Lovington; brothers Johnny Miller of Artesia and John Robert Miller of Boulder City, Nev.; sister Emma Jean Daughtry of Artesia; grandchildren Quincey Wills, Tanner McRae, Mackayla McRae, Jade Jackson, Jewel Jackson, Kevin Jackson, Tanner Hamill, Garrett Hamill and Jordan Hamill; great-grandchild Hudson Kincaid Tarango; caregiver of six years Danielle Gordy; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Ronald Miller.

Arrangements are under the direction of Terpening & Son Mortuary. Condolences may be expressed online at www.artesiafunerals.com.