Jannetta Smith Whitham McComas



Jannetta Smith Whitham McComas, 91, of Madison, passed away at 8 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 3, 2015, at her home.

She entered this life May 24, 1924, in Switzerland County. She was the loving daughter of Albert Uley and Alice Copeland Smith, both of whom preceded her in death.

She was raised in Switzerland County and attended school there. On July 23, 1942, in Greensburg, she was united in marriage to Ruby G. Whitham, who died Feb. 2, 1973. This happy union of 31 years was blessed with four daughters, Janice, Thelma, Pauline and Edna, and a son, Wilbur.

On Aug. 24, 1974, Jannetta was united in marriage to Harold R. McComas, and they enjoyed seven years of marriage together until his death Dec. 2, 1981.

Jannetta had resided in Dupont since 1950. She was employed with Reliance Electric in Madison as an assembler, retiring after 27 years of service. After retirement, she worked at Mike’s Grill for several years. She was a member of Mount Pleasant Baptist Church on Hall’s Ridge near Canaan. She enjoyed playing bingo, traveling and being with her family.

Survivors include her loving daughters, Janice (Carl) Payton of North Vernon, Thelma (Charles “Red”) Wade of Seymour and Pauline (Don) Stephens of North Vernon; loving son, Wilbur Whitham of Madison; loving sisters, Florence Wilson Haskell of Vevay and Martha Jean “Jeannie” (Morris “Buddy”) Wentworth of Bedford, Kentucky; loving brother, Roy Lee (Marilyn) Smith of Cross Plains; 12 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Besides her parents and husbands, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Edna Gabbard, April 13, 2009; brothers, Robert P. Smith, Nov. 24, 1997, Morgan Smith, 1987, Raymond Smith, 1975, and James E. Smith, 1992; sister, Lottie Webster, May 10, 2014; and companion, Charles R. Long Sr., Nov. 3, 2009.

The funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Morgan and Nay Funeral Centre in Madison with Pastor Thomas Mattingly officiating. Interment will follow at Dupont Cemetery in Dupont.

Visitation will be from noon until time of service Sunday.

Memorials may be made to the Dupont Cemetery Association.

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