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Jo Ann Smiddy

June 19, 1939 — April 23, 2023

Pine Knot, KY

Jo Ann Smiddy age 83 of Pine Knot, Kentucky passed from this life on Sunday, April 23, 2023 at the Jean Waddle Hospice Care Center in Somerset, Kentucky.

She was born June 19, 1939 in Etowha County, Alabama to the late Louie McElhaney and Ann Lee (Countryman) McElhaney. In addition to her parents, Jo Ann is preceded in death by her husband, Lonnie Edward Smiddy; an infant son, James Radford; a brother, James McElaney; a sister, Jean Brown; and a son-in-law, Bobby Joe Stephens.

Surviving family include her sons, Edward Wayne Smiddy (and Elizabeth) of Somerset, Stanley Dale Smiddy (and Memi) of Springfield, Ohio, Michael Dean Smiddy (and Darlene) of Pine Knot, and Lonnie Randall (and Shonda) of Pine Knot; daughters, Sandra Gail Baird (and Brian) of Pine Knot, Barb Joan Neal of Pine Knot, and Teresa Lynn Stephens of Williamsburg; and a brother, John McElaney of Florida.

Jo Ann is also survived by 15 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren; 3 great-great-grandchildren; a special niece, Carol Smiddy and a host of additional nieces and nephews that she loved dearly.

Jo Ann was a member of the Davis Hill Church of God. She enjoyed reading, working crossword puzzles, and being with her family. She will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved her.

Funeral service will be held on Friday, April 28, 2023 at 1:00 pm in the chapel of Pine Knot Funeral Home with Bro. Clay Cook officiating. Burial is to follow in the T Chitwood Cemetery. The family will receive friends for visitation on Thursday from 6:00 until 9:00 pm at the funeral home.

Pine Knot Funeral Home is assisting the family with funeral arrangements.

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