L.C. SMITH ROCKFORD - L.C. Smith, of Rockford departed this earthly life Sunday, February 16, 2014, in his home, after a long illness. He was born May 2, 1934, in Tchula, MS; the son of Nelson Smith and Bobbi Polk. He lived in Rockford since 1952, coming from Mississippi. L.C. married the former Marjorie Tisdale, December 21, 1957. He was employed 33 years by Rockford Clutch before retiring. He graduated from West High School. L.C. leaves to cherish many loving memories, his wife Marjorie; three daughters, Carolyn Green, Danyel Smith, Aimee (Harvey) Smith-Lee; four sons, Zachary (Jill) Smith, Christopher Smith, Leonard Bell and Adonis Smith; 22 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; a host of other relatives and friends. He was predeceased by his parents and two daughters, Marilyn Burnett and Brenda Elliot. Service will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, February 22, 2014, at Providence Baptist Church, 2209 Clifton Ave. Burial in Sunset Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be held from 9 a.m. until the time of service. Arrangements completed by Carl E. Ponds Funeral Home, 2429 W. State St.