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L. Smith Byron

Monday, August 25, 2003 from 4 to 8 p.m. at Waters Funeral Chapel, Vandalia.

Tuesday, August 26, 2003 at 11 a.m. at the New Harmony Christian Church.
Officiating will be: Rev. Glenn Forman and Revs. Michael and Cynthia Neal.
Music provided by: Fay and Jeff Miller.
Interment will be in the New Harmony Cemetery.
Pallbearers: Grandchildren, Kyle, Kory and Chris Smith, Tim and Troy Brown, Michael Constable; Honorary Pallbearers: Grandchildren, Taylor, Shannon, Sarah, Jennifer and Brandon.

Byron L. Smith died unexpectedly at approximately 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, August 23, 2003 at the family home in Curryville. He had worked for a few years at the CE Refractories near Farber and had farmed south of Curryville since 1944. Byron was a member of the New Harmony Christian Church, where he had served as an elder. He had also served as a Bowling Green school board member from 1972 to 1980 and had also been a 4-H leader. Byron served his country in the U. S. Navy after the Korean War.

Born: October 18, 1937, in Wellsville, Missouri to George Robert and Nettie Veda Bentley Smith.

Married: Barbara L. McClellan on December 9, 1956 in Estes, she survives at the home.

Survivors include: four sons, Michael L. and wife Leann Smith of New Hartford, Carl E. and wife Marcia Smith of Curryville, Steve L. and wife Gina Smith of LeMars, Iowa and Ronald K. and wife Dena Smith of St. Peters, two brothers, James R. Smith of Farber and Stanley G. Smith of Ashland, two sisters, Mabel Owings of Albany, Texas and Daisy Brown of Jefferson City, one brother-in-law, Ellis Rice of Hallsville, eight grandchildren, Kyle, Kory, Chris, Sarah, Jennifer, Taylor, Shannon and Brandon, also survived by several nieces and nephews.

Preceded in death by: Parents, two brothers, George William Smith and Calvin Willis Smith, one sister, Ora Mae Rice and three siblings that died in infancy.

Memorials may be made to the New Harmony Christian Church or the Pike County Nursing Scholarship Fund.

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