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Daisy M. Smith

Daisy McGrew Smith, 85, of West Orange, Texas, died Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2013, in a private care facility in Conroe, Texas.

Friends are cordially invited to join the family for a funeral service to be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 7, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange, Texas. Officiating will be the Rev. Randy Branch, pastor of Wesley United Methodist Church in Orange. A private burial will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens in Orange.

Born on Feb. 12, 1928, in Monticello, Mrs. Smith was the daughter of William Hedrick McGrew and Martha Lambert McGrew. She had lived in the Orange area since 1953. She retired from Orange Bank following 27 years of service, and she was a member of North Orange Baptist Church.

Mrs. Smith was preceded in death by her husband of 56 years, Theodore “Ted” Smith Jr. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Lisa and Marcus Sherman of Conroe; son, Gregory Smith; grandchildren, Evan Smith and his wife, Sara, Blayne Smith, Charis Smith, Martha Sherman and Zachary Sherman; great grandchildren, Hendrix Smith, Bain Smith, Chasey Calaway and Gracie Calaway; and her former daughter-in-law, Janie Smith of Nacogdoches, Texas.

For those who wish, memorials may be directed to the Alzheimer’s Association, P.O. Box 96011, Washington, DC 20090-6011 or alz.org.

Condolence messages for the family may be left at www.claybarfuneralhome.com.