Funeral services for Bennett Y. Smith 56, New Albany, will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 1, at Howard Chapel Missionary Baptist Church, 1715 East Market St., New Albany, with burial to follow in West Haven Cemetery, New Albany. He died Monday, Feb. 25, 2014, at Floyd Memorial Hospital and Health Services.
He was born July 31, 1957 to Joseph and Mercile Smith. He was employed as a journeyman for Americon. He was an active member of Howard Chapel Missionary Baptist Church, New Albany and loved to go fishing.
He is survived by his father, Joseph E. Smith; son, James Bennett Rollins; brother, Pat Smith and his wife, Sandra, Hampton, Va.; sisters, Joan Collier and her husband, Michael, Sylvia Southers and her husband, Richard, and Bernetta White, New Albany. He is also survived by one grandchild, Darius Rollins, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
He is preceded in death by his mother, Mercile Smith, and his daughter, Faye Denise Rollins.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today, and from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, at the church.
Spring Valley Funeral Home, New Albany, has been entrusted with arrangements.