Published 6:46 pm Monday, May 21, 2007
Mr. Edwin Smith, 86, died Monday, May 14, 2007, in Little Rock. He was a native of Brewton, a former longtime resident of Mobile, and a resident of Little Rock for the past 15 years. He was a retired master sergeant with the U.S. Air Force, a veteran of World War II and a member of the America Legion. He attended the Seventh Day Adventist Church in Quitman, Miss., and was preceded in death by a daughter-in-law, Roseanne Fraiser Smith.
He is survived by his wife of 63 and one half years, Margaret Morris Smith of Little Rock; two sons, David Joseph Smith of Little Rock, and Edwin “Eddie” Smith of Flomaton; his daughter, Elsie Mae Smith and Roy D. McCollough of Waynesboro, Miss.; a sister, Annie Laura Caro of Tillman's Corner; five sisters-in-law, Flora Morris Black, Mary J. Ray, Jean Myrick and Elizabeth Myrick, all of Little Rock, and Esther Rae Smith of Semmes; three brothers-in-law, Billy Myrick, Aaron Myrick and Mack Myrick, all of Little Rock; eight grandchildren; and 27 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Thursday, May 17, at 1 p.m. at the Petty-Eastside Chapel Funeral Home with Pastors Garey Tracey, Jamie Pumble, and Charles Flach officiating. Burial followed at Little Rock Cemetery with Petty-Eastside directing. Pallbearers were his grandsons, Lynn McCollough, Larry McCollough, Lee McCollough, Luke McCollough, Lonnie McCollough and Frank Loza. Honorary pallbearers were Conway Price and Jimmy Frost.