Solon Dean Smith

Published 5:00 am Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Services for Solon Dean Smith, of Sidon, are noon Thursday,Sept. 3, at Hillview Baptist Church with burial in the churchcemetery. Wilson & Knight Funeral Home in Greenwood is incharge of arrangements.

Visitation is Thursday from 11 a.m. until noon at thechurch.

Mr. Smith, 51, died Aug. 31, 2009, at Greenwood LefloreHospital. He was born in Brookhaven on Nov. 14, 1957, to Solon andJohnnie Pearl Smith.

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He was a graduate of Cruger Tchula Academy and was a partner ofBig River Sawmill. He was a member of Hillview Baptist Church wherehe taught a Sunday school class.

Preceding him in death were his father; and an infantdaughter.

Survivors are his mother, Johnnie Pearl Smith, of Brookhaven;his wife, Melanie Upchurch Smith, of Sidon; a daughter, Morgan S.Scates and husband, Chase, of Sidon; a sister, JoAnn Adams andhusband, Hershal, of Brookhaven; a granddaughter, Marley ClaireScates, of Sidon; a niece, LeAnn Montgomery and husband, Phillip,of Brookhaven; a great niece, Jaci Lee Montgomery, of Brookhaven; amother-in-law and father-in-law, Annie Sue and Glenn Upchurch, ofSidon; and several other nieces and nephews, all of whom loved himdearly.

Pallbearers will be Keith Langdon, Burt Saucier, Dr. KentPlunkett, Keith Conner, Charles Neal, Johnny Gooch, Kenny Hall andJimmy Harrell.

Memorials may be made to Hillview Baptist Church Building Fund,23919 Highway 430 South, Greenwood, MS, 38930.