Geneva Daris Smith

by Judy Smith Colvin

Geneva Daris Adams Smith, born March 4, 1922, was the youngest child of Joseph Hugh Adams and Ruthie Asbury Watkins Adams. Her father and mother had moved to East Texas from Tennessee and North Carolina in the late 1800’s in search of new beginnings. They met and married and began their life together as a farming couple. The marriage was blessed with nine children, Daris being the youngest.

Daris was the last surviving sibling of her six brothers: Milton, Clyde, Johnie, Joe Rae, Morris, and Thomas Lee and her two sisters Myrtis and Dixie Pauline. She has many living nieces and nephews. Two of her nieces Minnie Ruth (Adams) Wilcox and Sue (Adams) Johnson live in the Winnsboro area.

Daris is survived by her son Marvin Skeen Smith and wife Karen of Wimberley, Texas, and grandchildren Amie Noel Smith of Austin, Jennifer and husband Craig Kennon, and great-granddaughters Kalyn and Christina Bolton of Lake Jackson; and Nathan Skeen Smith of Seattle, WA.

She is also survived by her daughter Marva Sue and husband Homer Kirby and grandchildren

Dr. David Kirby and wife Jeanelle and great-grandchildren Jake, Kara, and Jack of the Woodlands, Kari and husband Jackey Wiggins and great-grandchildren Joshua and Johnathan of Copper Canyon, Flower Mound.

Finally, she is survived by her daughter Judith Arleta Colvin of Burden, KS, grandson Kermit Scott Colvin and wife Cheri of Dexter, KS, and granddaughters Arleta Kay Colvin, Augusta, KS and Jaevin Marie Colvin of Topeka, KS.

She was preceded in death by her husband Marvin Skeen Smith, Sr., her parents, her brothers and sisters, and one grandchild Wesley Colvin.


Author: Staff Reporter

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