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Opal Beatrice Smith

Friday, June 20, 2008

Opal Beatrice Smith, daughter of the late W. W. Snider and Anna May Dowdy Snider was born on July 5, 1919, near Essex and died at her home on Thursday, June 19, 2008 at the age of 88.

On February 13, 1937, she was united in marriage to Louie E. Smith in Piggott, Ark. He preceded her in death on January 16, 1991.

Mrs. Smith was a member of the Second General Baptist Church in Dexter, a dedicated homemaker and life-long resident of rural Dexter.

Besides her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by four sisters, Helen Blunt, Ruble Lane, Mildred Mouser and Dorothy Snider; and one brother, R.R. Snider.

Survivors include one daughter, Wanda Wethington and husband, Elzie of Dexter; one son, Clarence D. Smith and wife, Linda of Dexter; four sisters, Naomi Coffey of Chesterfield, Esther Gisi of Essex, Martha Homan of Marquand and Nina Tippen of Kennett; four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be held from 5-8 p.m. Friday, June 20, 2008 at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.

Funeral services will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, June 21, 2008 in the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Chapel with Rev. Josh Carpenter officiating.

Interment will follow in the Dexter Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to: 18 Fore Life, c/o Scott Kruse 705 Laurie Circle Dexter, MO 63841 or Second General Baptist Church, Attn: Media Ministry, 30 Business Hwy. 60 E., Dexter, MO 63841.


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