Byther Smith grew up in Jayess and played with blues artists Junior Wells, Howlin’ Wolf, Muddy Waters, Otis Rush, BB King, Jimmy Reed, Big Mama Thornton and Buddy Guy. Graveside services are 11 a.m. Saturday at Salem M.B. Church, 333 Price Road, Jayess.
Byther Smith, 89, departed this life on Sept. 10, 2021, at Advocate Christ Memorial Center in Chicago, Ill.
Graveside services are 11 a.m. Saturday at Salem M.B. Church, 333 Price Road, Jayess, with the Rev. Edward Herron officiating. Washington Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Masks and social distancing required.