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Viola (Starks) Smith


1924 - 2017 Obituary Condolences
Viola (Starks) Smith Obituary
Smith (Starks), Viola
1924 - 2017
Viola G. (Thompson) Starks-Smith, 93, born October 18, 1924 in Columbus, OH, passed away on October 26, 2017. She retired from the State Bureau of Unemployment Services, and was a lifelong member of Trinity Baptist Church where she faithfully served as a Deaconess, Usher, and Office Worker. Preceded in death by husband Samuel Smith, parents Joseph and Gertrude Thompson, brother-in-law James Starks, and former husband Attrice Starks. Survived by loving son, William Starks and daughter-in-law, Judy; granddaughters, Tracy Starks-Nesmith and Marisa (Billy Jr.) Gray; great grandchildren, Kinsley, Jalen, and Kennedi; special in-law, Mae Frances White; and a host of other relatives, friends and church family. A special Thank You to Mt. Carmel Hospice. Celebration of Life 11 a.m. Thursday, November 2, 2017 at Trinity Baptist Church, 461 St. Clair Ave., where the family will receive friends from 10 a.m. until the start of service. Dr. Victor M. Davis, Pastor. Interment Glen Rest Memorial Estate. Arrangements entrusted to DIEHL-WHITTAKER FUNERAL SERVICE, 720 E. Long St. To read her extended obituary and express condolences to the family, please visit Viola's online memory book at www.diehl-whittaker.com/obits.
Published in The Columbus Dispatch on Nov. 1, 2017
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