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Melissa Horton

December 16, 1975 — October 1, 2016

Visitation: after 3pm, Wednesday at Gethsemane Baptist Church
Funeral: 1pm, Thursday at Gethsemane Baptist Church
Interment: Danville Memorial Gardens
Born: December 16, 1975
Died: October 01, 2016

Melissa "Missy" Dawn Smothers Horton, 40, of Danville, died October 1, 2016. Born December 16, 1975 in Danville, she was the daughter of the late Steve Smothers and Ruby Bradshaw (Herb) Toombs. She was the director of Admissions for Danville Christian Academy and a member of Gethsemane Baptist Church. She loved Darin, her boys and taking care of them, and had a great faith and special relationship with the Lord. She loved working at DCA, going to church, singing and being part of a Praise Team. She will be remembered for her kindest and her gentle heart.

In addition to her mother and step-father, survivors include her husband, Darin Horton, two sons, Josh Horton and Daniel Horton, her brother Doug Smothers, her in-laws, Ray and Liz Horton, sister-in-law Sherri Horton, all of Danville, a step-brother Herb Toombs, Jr., and a step-sister, Annette (Dennis) Spangler, both of Stanford, and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m., Thursday at Gethsemane Baptist Church. Brother Steve James will officiate. Visitation will be after 3 p.m., Wednesday at Gethsemane Baptist Church. Pallbearers will be Josh Montgomery, Troy Montgomery, Pete Garcia, Pete Garcia, Jr., Doug Smothers and Darin Horton. Honorary pallbearers will be members of Boyle County Fire Department.

Visitation Details

Wednesday, October 5th, 2016 3:00pm - 7:00pm, Gethsemane Baptist Church

Service Details

Thursday, October 6th, 2016 1:00pm, Gethsemane Baptist Church

Interment Details

Danville Memorial Gardens

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