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Dwight Smith

Thursday, February 15, 2007

Dwight Smith, son of the late John Henry Smith and Pearl May Smith, was born on March 22, 1922, at Rector, Ark., and died in his residence at Dexter on Feb. 14, 2007, at the age of 84.

Mr. Smith was a member of the Sadler Chapel United Methodist Church near Dexter, the owner of Smitty's Machine and Welding Shop in Dexter, a farmer, a veteran of the United States Marines serving in World War II and a resident of Dexter.

He was united in marriage to Lena Redfairn on June 14, 1941, at Kennett. Mrs. Smith survives of the home in Dexter.

Besides his wife , he is survived by four sons, Jerry Dwight Smith of Grassy, Ronald Lee Smith of Doniphan, Larry Charles Smith of Bloomfield, and Rickie L. Smith of Batesville, Ark.; two brothers, George Smith of Livingston, Ill., and Marvin Smith of Dexter; four sisters, Eva Middleton Barrow of Granite City, Ill., Lawanda Allie of Michigan City, Ind., Monita Parks of Caseyville, Ill., and Stella Norman of Evansville, Ill.; 10 grandchildren; and 23 great-grandchildren.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, Herbert Smith; three sisters, Gladys Gowan, Cleetis Bardsley and Myrtle Bucy.

Visitation will be held from 5-8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 16, 2007, at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.

Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 17, 2007, in the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Chapel with Rev. Shannon W. Smith, grandson of Mr. Smith, and Rev. Andy Amble officiating.

Interment will follow in the Sadler Chapel Cemetery.