Tragedy struck suddenly this week in Winnfield with the untimely death of Carolyn Sue Smith, 11 year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Troy Smith. Carolyn became very ill Tuesday afternoon at her father's store, the Jitney Jungle supermarket, and was taken to a local hospital, where she died at 2:45 a.m. Wednesday.
Funeral services were conducted at 2:30 Thursday afternoon at the First Methodist Church with the pastor, Rev. P. M. Caraway, the former pastor, Rev. Fred S. Flutty, of Hammond,, and Rev. Alwin Stokes, officiating. The Methodist choir sang, "Lead, Kindly Light." Burial was in Winnfield Cemetery under direction of Hixson Brothers Funeral Home.
Pallbearers were J. H. Tucker, Howard Williams, J. J. Johnson, Max J. Mercer, Clay Brock, Jr., Vernon McDonald, Gene Stratton Porter, and J. M. Lacefield.
Carolyn was born in Winnfield on March 23, 1939 and had lived here all her life. She was in the sixth grade in Winnfield School, where she was especially interested in science and math and did excellent work in this field.
She was everyone's friend, having a sweet disposition and a habit of being kind to everyone. Her classmates loved her and showed this by electing her to several positions of honor in her classes.
She was a member of the elementary chorus and the band at school, and was a member of the Girl Scouts. She was active in the Junior Department of the Methodist Church and was a member of the Methodist junior choir.
Surviving, besides her parents, are one brother, Troy Lynn; her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. F. O. Lattier, Winnfield, and Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Smith, Timpson, Texas.
Published in The Winn Parish Enterprise, September 7, 1950
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