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Tamara L. Maluvac Smith dies at age 52

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Tamara (Tammy) L. Maluvac Smith, 52, passed away on Tuesday, January 13, 2015, at her residence in Noxapater, Mississippi.

Funeral services were held on January 16, 2015, in the Nowell-Massey Funeral Home Chapel with Father Augustine Palimattam officiating. Interment at Indian Springs Cemetery in Noxapater.

Tamara was born on August 28, 1962, and she was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church of Louisville.

She is survived by her husband of 25 years, James N. Smith, of Noxapater; her parents, William and Dianne McGee Maluvac of Porter, Indiana; and her son, Michael L. M. Smith; and her mother-in-law, Katherine Smith, both of Noxapater. She is also survived by three brothers: William Maluvac and wife, Evakay; Timothy Maluvac and wife, Heather; and Bryon Maluvac and wife, Robin; three brothers-in-law, Christopher Smith; Kenneth Howard Britzius; and Daris Freimuth; and sister-in-law, Sandra Kay Brown; and one grandchild, Lucas Lee Eli Smith.

She was a 1981 graduate of Chesterton High School. She loved spending time with her 9 month old grandson, Lucas Smith, and said that was the best time of her life. She especially enjoyed her mini-vacations home to Indiana, spending time with family and friends.

Services under the direction of Nowell-Massey Funeral Home, 724 North Columbus Avenue, Louisville, MS.

Memories and condolences may be shared with the family by signing the guest register at


Posted 1/20/2015




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