Linda Reather Smalley, 78, of Coldwater, Mississippi

Linda Reather Smalley, 78, of Coldwater, Mississippi, passed away Saturday, September 23, 2017, in Southaven, Mississippi

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Friday, September 29, 2017, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, September 30, 2017, at Watson & Sons Chapel with Sister Jena Harrison officiating. Interment will follow at Neuville Cemetery in Shelby County.


Mrs. Smalley was born May 17, 1939, in Tenaha, to Leonard Elton Anderson and Katherine Rachel Oliver Anderson. She was one of seven siblings, having four brothers and two sisters. She was a member of Colonial Hills Church of God in Southaven, Mississippi.


She is survived by


John and Chrisandra Bruton

Ed and Mary Bruton

Dennis Bruton


Several Grandchildren and Great Grandchildren


Brothers and Sisters:

Mary Harris and husband, Drew

Wilbert Bruton and wife, Arlene

Hubert Anderson

Charles Anderson and wife, Margaret


Numerous nieces, nephews and friends who are like family


Preceded in death by

Daughter: Kerin Lynette Jordan

Parents: Leonard Elton Anderson and Katherine Rachel Oliver Anderson

Brothers: Leonard Anderson, Lamar Anderson


Honorary pallbearers will be Christian Pfohl, James Lunsford, Austin Ricker, Carl Bruton, Randy Mathews, Donald Bruton, Spencer Bruton, Bill Dunahoe, Jim Dunahoe and Jack Dunahoe.


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