SMITH, Ronnie W., age 70, of Clinton, LA, and formerly of Brooksville, died Thur., Nov. 29, 2012 in Baton Rouge, LA. He was born in Brooksville and moved to Louisiana in 1963. He retired after 25 years with the Louisiana Department of Transportation. He was Past Master of Olive Lodge #52, former Deacon of Redwood Baptist Church, and founding Member of Feliciana Baptist Church, all in Louisiana. He was also an avid fisherman. He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Marjorie Smith; daughters, Lorri Smith of Clinton, LA and Melissa Phillips of Greenville, NC; sisters, Melvina Nation & Arlene Hamby, both of Brooksville and Christine Williams of Crystal River; grandson; Randall Wright; great granddaughter, Adalynn Wright; sister-in-law, Verna Smith of Brooksville. He was preceded in death by his parents, George & Edith Ivey Smith; sister, Tessie Grauer; and brother, Hubert Smith. Visitation for friends will be 11:00am - 12:00pm, Wed., Nov. 5, 2012 at the Merritt Funeral Home, Brooksville Chapel. Graveside funeral services will follow at 1:00pm at the Brooksville Cemetery. ARRANGEMENTS BY MERRITT FUNERAL HOME BROOKSVILLE CHAPEL (352) 796-6699 www.merrittfuneral.com
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Published in TBO.com on Dec. 4, 2012