|Birth: ||Jul. 30, 1889|
|Death: ||Oct. 22, 1962|
Charles L. Smith, 73, retired rural mail carrier and postal clerk of Winnfield, died in a local hospital Monday, October 22, after a short illness. His wife had preceded him in death by a few months.
Last rites were conducted at the First Methodist Church Tuesday at 3 p.m. with the pastor, Rev. R. H. Staples, officiating. Burial was in the Winnfield cemetery under direction of Southern Funeral Home.
Serving as pallbearers were John Jackson, Frank Shaw, Don Walsh, Dennis Shell, James Russell, and Don Thompson. Honorary pallbearers were employees of the local post office and his Sunday School class.
A native of Stephens, Ark., Mr. Smith had resided in Winnfield since 1902. He had been an active member of the First Methodist Church for many years where he had taught a Sunday School class and served in other capacities.
Mrs. Smith was engaged in various occupations in his earlier life. He taught a rural school for a year in the Calvin area of Winn Parish, once tried his hand at the printing trade, and operated a theater and confectionary in Winnfield. He liked to play baseball and became so proficient at the sport that he was offered an opportunity with a semi-pro team but turned it down.
He was a scoutmaster in Winnfield for a number of years and served as track coach at Winnfield High School without pay, also assisted Brother Alwin Stokes in coaching the football team.
He is survived by a son, Dr. Charles Smith, professor at La. Tech, Ruston; a daughter, Mrs. Jack Wayant of Greensboro, N.C.; a sister, Mrs. C. D. Towery of Crockett, Texas; and five grandchildren.
Published in The Winn Parish Enterprise News-American, October 25, 1962
T M Smith (1848 - 1895)
Nancy Louise Dean Smith (1858 - 1924)
Mattie L. Hooper Smith (1892 - 1962)
Charles Hooper Smith (1917 - 1999)*
Mary Helen Smith Wayant (1919 - 2009)*
Gordon Smith (1879 - 1888)*
Gill Smith (1881 - 1961)*
Addie Smith (1883 - 1884)*
Ruth Smith Towery (1885 - 1963)*
Lota Smith Perdue (1887 - 1954)*
Charles Leon Smith (1889 - 1962)
Thad M Smith (1891 - 1891)*
Bruce Smith (1892 - 1962)*
Created by: Ron Manley
Record added: Sep 26, 2010
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