Tonya Marie Smith, 40, of Cherokee passed away unexpectedly at Cherokee Indian Hospital on December 9, 2011. Tonya was employed as a data entry clerk. She was a resident of the Qualla Boundary and was a member of the Catholic faith.
She is survived by her children, Satara J. Smith and Billy Joe Brady Smith, Jr.; her grandson, Christopher Guy Hull; her parents, Thomas H. and Brenda J. Smith; a brother, Harold R. Smith and wife Wendy Smith, and nephews, Alexander and Kaleb Smith.
The funeral service will be held on Monday December 12, 2011 at noon in the Long House chapel. Burial will follow at Smith Memorial Garden.
The services will be conducted by Father Shawn O’Neal Pall Bearers will be Billy Joe Brady Smith Jr., Harold Smith, Arron Fritts, Rayne Jackson, Bruce Martin, Jr., and Jim Cunningham, Jr..
Long House Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. An online memorial is available at www.longhousefuneralhome.com.