Sunday, May 18, 2014

Sunday Obituary – Two Obituaries for Lucreta D Smith; Walthall Co MS Pioneer

 ‘Mrs. Smith Final Rites Conducted Here Wednesday’

"Funeral services for Mrs. Marshall Smith, 94, of Tylertown, were Conducted Wednesday at 2:30 p. m. from the Lexie Baptist Church. The reverend B. B. Harper, pastor of the Lexie Baptist Church, of which Mrs. Smith was a member, and the reverend W. F. Hutson, Bogalusa, La., officiated at final rites for the native and lifetime resident of this county.

Mrs. Smith died at 4 a. m. Tuesday morning following an illness of a month. Until just recently, she had enjoyed good health and had maintained her own home. Her husband preceded her in death 11 years ago.

Mrs. Smith was born February 18, 1863, in old Pike county. She was the daughter of William Dort Smith, and Crettie Dykes Smith. She was married to Henry Marshall who died in 1946.

The Walthall county pioneer citizen was survived by four sons, Watterson Smith, Murray Smith both of Lexie; Marshal Smith and C. W. Smith, Tylertown; six daughters, Mrs. Dixie Holmes, Lexie; Mrs. Era Smith Porter, Tylertown; Mrs. Myrtis Quinn, Columbia; Mrs. Euna Holmes, Lexie; Mrs. Hattie Simmons, and Mrs. Velma Holmes, Tylertown. She is also survived by 25 grandchildren, 51 great grandchildren, and two great great grandchildren.

Pallbearers included: Duane Smith, Kermit Quin, Toxie Holmes, Griffen Smith, Wendell Holmes, and Eldon Holmes.

Funeral arrangements were completed by Hartmans of Tylertown with internment in the Tylertown cemetery."

From: Magee, Zuma Fendlason. Selected Obituaries from Louisiana (Washington & Tangipahoa Parishes) and from Mississippi (Pike, Walthall & Marion Counties). Volume II. Franklinton, Louisiana: Privately printed, 1976. From Franklinton Library, LA.

Lucrettie Smith, 71

"Lucrettie Smith was born May 10th, 1825; she died November 14th, 1896, aged 71. She was the wife of W. D. Smith and the mother of fourteen children, fifty-three grandchildren and twenty-seven great-grandchildren. She joined Silver Creek church in 1851 and was baptized by Eld. Jesse Crawford; she remained there until 1891 and then drew her letter and went into the organization of Centerville Baptist church, where she remained a faithful member until death. She was a devoted Christian, a good companion, and an affectionate mother. Funeral services were conducted by Eld. W. J. Fortenberry and she was buried in the family cemetery."

From: Williams, E. Russ. Abstracts of Obituaries from the Minutes of the Magee's Creek Baptist Association (Mississippi and Louisiana), 1882 - 1924. Monroe, Louisiana: Privately printed, 1978, page 44. From the Louisiana Archives, Baton Rouge, LA. 

1 William Dorten Smith b: 14 Jan 1818 Pike, MS, d: 16 Nov 1906
... + Lucreta Dykes b: 10 May 1825 LA, d: 14 Nov 1896 MS
......2 George Smith b: 06 Dec 1840 LA, d: 26 Jan 1921 MS
...... + Jane Smith
......2 Clara A. Smith b: Abt. 1843 MS
......2 William L. Smith b: 06 Apr MS, d: 15 Apr 1928 MS
...... + Seletia E b: 09 Jun 1852, d: 16 Jan 1902 MS
......2 Henry J. Smith b: 24 May 1847 MS, d: 15 May 1914 MS
......2 Jarrett Rankin Smith b: Abt. 1849 MS, d: 1934
...... + Florence
......2 Isaac Franklin Smith b: Abt. 1854 MS
......2 LucindaSmith b: Abt. 1856 MS
......2 Jasper D. Smith b: Abt. 1858 MS
......2 Lucreta Dykes Smith b: 18 Feb 1863 MS, d: Abt. 1957 MS
...... + Henry Marshall Smith d: 1946
......2 Murrey Smith b: Abt. 1866 MS
... + Lucretta Dykes
......2 Cinderilla Smith b: 1856 MS

...... + Thomas Dolphus Bickham


Wendy said...

What a legacy with all those great-grands and great-greats.

Colleen G. Brown Pasquale said...

Yes, it is amazing how many people she left behind to remember her and to share those memories.