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M. Smith, Sr.

Monday, January 6, 2003

Meredith "Hap" Smith, Sr., son of the late Leroy Smith and Effie M. Burrington Smith, was born on July 25, 1925, at Dundee, Mich., and died at his residence in Idlewild on Jan. 2, 2003, at the age of 77. Mr. Smith was a veteran of the Navy in World War II. He was united in marriage to Sallyann Linderman in Britton, Mich., on March 15, 1952. Mrs. Smith preceded him in death on June 25, 1995. Survivors include four sons, Meredith "Hap" Smith, Jr., of Idlewild, Glen W. Smith of Perris, Calif., Doug L. Smith of Spotslyvania, Va., Brian M. Smith of LaPuente, Calif.; two daughters, Madeline Connelly of Pomona, Calif., and Debra Tyre of Jacksonville, N.C.; one brother, Russell L. Smith of Romuls, Mich.; one sister, Shirley Atkins of Florida; 22 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. Besides his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by one son, Kenneth E. Smith; four brothers, Willard A. Smith, Warren G. Smith, Raymond P. Smith, and Kenny E. Smith; and two sisters, Elnora Kruger and Blanche Meyer. Mr. Smith was cremated and his ashes will be scattered with his late wife.