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William J. Smith

Services for William J. Smith, of Hazlehurst, were today, March15, at Pine Bluff Baptist Church in Hazlehurst with burial in thechurch cemetery. Community Funeral Services was in charge ofarrangements.

Mr. Smith, 86, died March 13, 2006, at Hardy Wilson MemorialHospital in Hazlehurst. He was born on Oct. 16, 1918, to Isom Smithand Beulah Reed Smith.

Preceding him in death were his parents; his wives, Olla MaeSmith and Nellie Smith; his sons, Jerald and Jerry Smith; his threebrothers and five sisters.

Survivors are his son, Leon Smith, of Hazlehurst; threestepchildren and nine stepgrandchildren.