Obituary for Donava Sue Smith


Donava Sue Smith

December 20, 1936 - December 29, 2020

Donava Sue (Griffey) Smith went home to the Lord on December 29, 2020 at Harbour Manor Nursing Home in Noblesville, Indiana. She was born on December 20, 1936 in Indianapolis to Francis and Naomi (Jackson) Griffey.

She drove a school bus for Hamilton Southeaster School System for 22 years. Donava drove a school bus for Noblesville Schools for 5 years. Her work later transitioned to the Hamilton County Courthouse, where she retired in 2000.

Donava is survived by her three children, Sherry Poynter, Mark Smith, and Cathy Evans; brother, Ken (Linda) Griffey of Myrtle Beach; four grandchildren, Laura Poynter, Ben Poynter, Shelbi Evans, and Cinthia Jones; and three great grandchildren, Alexis Tucker, Dylan Tucker, Corbin Clark.

She is preceded in death by a set of twin boys who passed at birth.

Donava is greatly loved and missed by all of her family.

There will be a memorial service for Donna on January 23rd at 3:00pm at Cornerstone Baptist Church in Indianapolis, Indiana.

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