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Thomas Memphis Smith    

Funeral services for Thomas Memphis Smith, of Summit, are today, June 19, 2018, at 11 a.m. at Hartman-Jones Funeral Home in McComb with burial at Woodlawn Cemetery in Summit. Rev. Dennis Dunn, Rev. Bruce Worrell and Rev. Glen Crane will officiate the services. 

Visitation was held Monday, June 18, 2018, from 5 until 8 p.m. at the funeral home and will continue today, June 19, 2018, from 9 a.m. until time of service at the funeral home.

Mr. Smith, 83, died Saturday, June 16, 2018, at the Camellia Estates Center in McComb. He was born Sept. 2, 1934, in Lincoln County, to Granberry and Minnie Johnson Smith.

He was a retired general car foreman for the Illinois Central railroad and was a member of Fellowship Baptist Church in Summit. He served as a deacon and a member of the Masonic Lodge #0213 for over 50 years. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He was dedicated to his family and his legacy was that he lived his faith by giving to others. He cherished his years as a coach for the Summit Dixie Youth Baseball program where he was able to mentor many of the young men who played ball. He will be sadly missed by those who knew and loved him.

He is preceded in death by his parents; brother, Delroy Smith; and one sister Dorothy Smith.

Survivors are his wife of 64 happy years, Lela Anna Wallace Smith, of Summit; two sons, Keith Smith (Joyce), of Summit and Kyle Smith, of Summit; brother, Harold Smith, of Summit; four grandchildren, Brandy Smith Fredette, Jodi Jackson (Justin), Mindi Smith and Wallace Memphis Smith; three great-grandchildren, Troy Fredette, Jamie Fredette and Luke Fredette; with numerous nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Dwayne Moak, Dlayne Moak, Glen Jones, Don Williams, David Wyatt and Kenneth Dunn.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Fellowship Baptist Church Benevolent Fund 2147 Barnett Road, Summit, MS 39666.