jamie (smitherman) perkins

Mrs. Jamie Smitherman Perkins, 91, of East Bend died Saturday, May 27, 2006. She was born October 26, 1914, to Tommie Daughton and Emma Mae Beane Smitherman of East Bend.

Mrs. Perkins was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and aunt who made her home a warm and inviting place for family and friends. She was the first charter member of St. Paul United Methodist Church in Charlotte, which was formed in her home. She will be remembered as an accomplished seamstress, for her crocheted pictures of the Lordճ Supper, and for the numerous Christmas ornaments she made and shared.

Surviving are her husband of 67 years, Thomas W. (Perk) Perkins; son, Tommy (Linda) Perkins and daughter Carolyn (Phillip) Graham. She was the proud grandmother of Jamie (David) McCollum, Lee Perkins, David (Kristie) Graham, and Jason (Angie) Graham, great-grandmother of Brittany and Kenton McCollum, Parker and Dawson Graham, Casey and Wyatt Graham and step-great grandmother of Seth Miller. She is also survived by a sister, Pauline Oldham and several nieces and nephews. Mrs. Perkins was preceded in death by were her parents and sisters, Vera Poindexter, Ruth Hupp and Zena Mae Wall.

The family received friends Tuesday, May 30, 2006, from 10-11 a.m. at Huff Funeral Home. The funeral service followed at 11 a.m. in the Huff Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Janet Anderson and the Rev. Jimmy Lancaster officiating. Burial will follow in the Union Grove Baptist Church Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Friends of the East Bend Public Library, 332 W. Main Street, East Bend or to Mountain Valley Hospice, Yadkin County Office, P.O. Box 1267, Yadkinville, N.C. 27055.

Special thanks to the staff of Willowbrook Healthcare Center, Yadkinville, for their loving care of Jamie and compassion for her family.