Smithville tornado victim dies

By NEMS Daily Journal

A 79-year-old woman died today due to injures she suffered from the Smithville tornado April 27th.

Maxine Chism of 60011 Elm Street died at 10:20 a.m. Friday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle in Columbus from injuries suffered in April 27 tornado, according to Monroe County Coroner Alan Gurley.

Cause of death is multiple trauma.

Chism’s arrangements will be handled by Pickle Funeral Home of Amory.

This death brings the total number of deaths in Monroe County from April 27th tornado to 17, Gurley said.