TUSCALOOSA | Lou C. Smith, age 101, of Tuscaloosa, passed away peacefully on March 31, 2014 at DCH Regional Medical Center. The Lord saw that it was time for her to go to her eternal home and now she is at rest and peace.
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Graveside services were 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 2, 2014, at Tuscaloosa Memorial Park with Rev. Bart Latner, officiating and Tuscaloosa Memorial Chapel Funeral Home directing. Visitation was 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 2, 2014, at Tuscaloosa Memorial Chapel.
Lou was born November 11, 1912 in Tuscaloosa County.
She was preceded in death by her husband, George Dewey Smith; parents, Thomas Francis and Emma Frances Hamner Clements; sisters, Mandi Francis Elizabeth Clements and Alma Lee Clements Compton; brothers, Thomas M. Clements, William Eddie Clements, Woodrow W. Clements and James H. Clements; one niece and three nephews.
She is survived by sister, Marie Clements Rives of Liberty, Tennessee; brothers, Richard F. Clements (Magdalene) of Tuscaloosa and Clarence M. Clements of Birmingham; ten nieces and six nephews.
Lou worked for many years for Jamison-Money-McWhorter--Farmer, CPA Firm. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church. She lived in the Forest Lake Neighborhood from 1953 to April 27, 2011 until the tornado completely destroyed her house.
She had no children of her own but loved her nieces and nephews as her own. She enjoyed her big Clements family. She cherished the memories and talked often about the love of her life of 52 years, Dewey Smith.
In her 101 years of life she touched many hearts and lives. She had many friends and never met a stranger. She enjoyed life and making conversation with others and was a very interesting lady. Always looked forward to someone dropping by to visit with her, Lou's door was always open to friends. Her famous quote: "As the little boy would say let's do it again."
Pallbearers will be her nephews: Tommy Davis, Gary Clements, Ken Clements, Ray Clements, David Clements and Johnny Clements.
Honorary pallbearers are Friends and church family at Calvary Baptist Church, her women's Sunday School class, Jim and Sue Phillips, Jim Ledbetter and family, Hamrick Highlands Assisted Living, Greg and Susan Hamrick, residents and employees, and Davis Burton. Many thanks to her special caregiver niece, Carol Clements Latner for her love, devotion and care.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Calvary Baptist Church, 1121 Paul W. Bryant Drive, Tuscaloosa, AL 35401.
Published in Tuscaloosa News on Apr. 3, 2014