Carol L Lewis, of Piedmont died Sunday, Jan. 25, 2009, at Fort Clark Springs, Texas.
She was born on July 7, 1943, in Idalia, the daughter of the late Harry and May Whitson Lankford. She was 54.
She was a member of Piedmont Nazarene Church, and a self-employed insurance agent. She and her husband, Hollis, owned Lewis Insurance in Piedmont for several years.
She was married to Jerry D. Smith. On Oct. 12, 1985, she married Hollis Lewis at the Second General Baptist Church in Dexter. He survives.
Other survivors include sons, Mark Smith, Bentonville, Ark., Travis Smith, Piedmont, Jeff Lewis, Potomac, Ill., Jason Lewis, Prosper, Texas; daughter, Julie Knodell, Poplar Bluff; sister, Ada M. Wheeler, St. Joseph; sister-in-law, Carolyn Sue Shelton, Dexter; 11 grandchildren, Leslie Smith, Kayla Smith, Connor Smith, Braden Smith, Caleb Knodell, Cody Knodell, Brooke Lewis, Dayton Lewis, McClay Lewis, J.P. Lewis and Macy Lewis.
One brother, Jerry Lee Lankford preceded her in death.
Funeral services were held on Friday, Feb. 6, 2009, at 11 a.m. at Ruegg Funeral Home in Piedmont.