Funeral services for Charlie L. Smith, 80, of Trout, will be held at 10 AM Tuesday, August 24, 2010 at the Fullerton Baptist Church in Fullerton with Rev. Brad Perkins and Rev. Pat Austin officiating. Interment will follow at the Blue Branch Cemetery in Pitkin. Visitation will be Monday starting at 5PM at the church. Services are under the direction of Hixson Brothers Funeral Home of Jena.
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Charlie was born July 6, 1930 in Hicks to Lou and Maggie Smith and he passed from this life on August 21, 2010 at St. Francis Cabrini Hospital in Alexandria.
He was a lifetime member of the Fullerton Baptist Church and he was a Deacon for 45 years. He was an avid farmer. He was preceded in death by his wife, Jewel Smith; his parents; three brothers, Bob Smith, Keiser Smith, and Thomas "Mug" Smith; two sisters, Opal Owens and Norma Jeter.
Survivors include son, John Smith and his wife Angie of Jena; three daughters, Charlotte Douglas and her husband Eddie of Turkey Creek, Lynn Martin and her husband Dwayne of Leesville, and Margie Hardwick and her husband Larry of Trout; three sisters, Tressie McCullough, Martha "Frog" Hicks, and Eva Smith; eight grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Larry Goodwin, Herman Owens, Scott Burns, Dave Smith, Rodney Smith, and Dalford McCullough.
You may send online condolences to the Smith family at www.hixsonbrothers.com.
Published in The Town Talk on Aug. 23, 2010