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Thurman Smith

Published 11:32am Monday, April 8, 2013

April 6, 2013

Funeral for Mr. Thurman Smith, 93, of Hartselle will be Mon., April 8, at 3 p.m. at Peck Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Pearl Jenkins officiating and Peck Funeral Home directing.

Burial was in the Hartselle Memory Gardens Cemetery.

Mr. Smith died Sat., April 6, 2013, at his home. He was born Jan. 28, 1920, in Lawrence County to Will and Trannie Dutton Smith. He was a member and elder at Roundtop Community Church in Falkville. He was a member of the seniors Sunday school class, served in World War II in the Air Force Division, stationed at Whitehorse Air Force Base in the Yukon Territory. He retired from Monsanto in March of 1984. He was a former member of the Hartselle Lions Club. Mr. Smith was well known as a man of his word and a valued friend to many. He was preceded in death by three loving sons-in-law, Larry Clemons, Stanley Smith and Jimmy Thompson; a brother, Elvis Smith; and two sisters, Ethel and Thelma Steele.

He is survived by his wife of 70 years, Opal Johnson Smith; five daughters, Linda K. Clemons of Danville, Ann Smith and Bonnie Thompson, both of Falkville, Alice Nace and husband Larry of Hartselle and Connie Pope and husband Brent of Minor Hill, Tenn; nine grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were grandsons, Jay Bell, Scott and Ross Murphy, Stan Smith and Alan Thompson, and great-grandson Gage Stutts. Honorary pallbearers were granddaughters, Marianne Smith, Tammy Watts, Pamela Pope and Nikki Bell.

Special thanks to Chris and Jody with Amedisys Hospice Services for their special care.

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