Charlie Lee Smith, 78, of Wesson, died Friday, July 11, 2008, at King’s Daughters Medical Center.
Services were held Thursday, July 17, at St. Peter Rock M.B. Church with interment in the church cemetery. The Rev. Arnold Brown officiated. Hazlehurst Burial Association and Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Smith was born in Wesson on Nov. 24, 1929, to Charlie Smith and Leula Brooks. He attended Beauregard School. He was a logger until his health failed him. He was a member of St. Peter Rock M.B. Church.
Preceding him in death were his parents; his wife, Geraldine Smith; his daughters, Alma Jean and Charlie Marie Smith; a brother, M.C. Smith; his sisters, Ernestine Glasper, Maxine Adams, Agnes Smith, Alice Dearing, Etherine Dickerson and Mildred Robinson.
Survivors include: sons, James Earl Smith and wife Darnis of Beauregard, William Earl Smith and wife Synthia of Crystal Springs, Lee Edward Smith and wife Romonita of Jackson; daughters, Brenda Thadison and husband Anthony of Brookhaven, and Laura Ann Hall and husband Billy of Hazlehurst; brothers, Lester Lee Smith, Sam Smith and wife Donis, Walter Earl Smith and wife Theresa of Beauregard, and Roy Smith and wife Bobbie of Los Angeles; sisters, Margree Barefield of Joliet, Ill., Dorothy Smith of Wesson, and Shirley Lentea Smith of Brookhaven; 14 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.