In Memoriam

Lonnie J. Smithey
Lonnie Joe Smithey

The Virginian-Pilot, January 15, 2009 EDENTON - Lonnie Joe Smithey, 81, died Jan. 12, 2009.

He was born in Marion, S.C., to the late Emma Richardson and George Smithey. Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Betty Jean Smithey; sons, Lonnie G. Smithey, Stephen B. Smithey, William E. Smithey and wife Jennie; daughter, Carrie B. Smithey and husband Wayne; brothers, George H. Smithey and Lawrence Smithey; sister, Georgia M. Noble; 18 grandchildren, two great-grandkids and several nieces and nephews.

A funeral will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. in Indian Creek Welcome Baptist Church with Pastor David Crawford officiating. The family will receive friends at Twiford Colonial Chapel Friday from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Funeral arrangements are under the care of Twiford's Funeral Home, Chesapeake.

Condolences may be expressed to the family at

Mr. Smithey lived on DeKalb Ave and was a janitor at Cradock High School for
several years. Length of service is unknown, but according to former Cradock students,
he was there forever.

From The 1968 Portsmouth City Directory

1968 City Directory listing