Sam V. Smith

Published 6:00 am Friday, January 16, 2009

Services for Sam V. Smith, of Wesson, are 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan.17, at Hillcrest Church of Christ in Brookhaven with burial in thechurch cemetery.

Visitation is Friday from 5 until 9 p.m. at Riverwood FamilyFuneral Service and Saturday from 1 until 2 p.m. at the church.

Mr. Smith, 96, died Jan. 15, 2009, at Hardy Wilson MemorialHospital in Hazlehurst. He was born on March 9, 1912, to JonceSmith and Mary McGee Smith.

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He was a member of Hillcrest Church of Christ, where he helpedto build and serve as a church leader. He was ordained as an elderin 1981 and served until his early 90s when his health began tofail. He was a carpenter by trade, but a servant in life in God’sKingdom.

Preceding him in death were his parents; a daughter, Janet Furr;his brothers, Claude B. Smith, Clyde Smith, Percy Smith, ClarkSmith and Thomas Smith; and his sisters, Hallie Lea, Estella Hardinand Ina McCoy.

Survivors are his wife, Irma Lofton Smith; a daughter, MaryPannell and husband, James, of Brookhaven; a brother, Denver Smith,of Brookhaven; a son-in-law, Mike Furr, of Wesson; his fourgrandchildren, Todd Furr and wife, Tiffany, Kelly Stewart andhusband, Brandon, Rusty Pannell and wife, Kara, and Alice King andhusband, Jason, all of Brookhaven; and his ninegreat-grandchildren.