2008-06-26 / Obituaries


Charles C. "Sonny" Smith, 72, of Jackson, died June 23, 2008 in a hospital in Dothan.

He was born April 18, 1936 in Idabel, Okla. He was a retired pallet manufacturer, being self employed.

He is survived by daughters, Cindy S. (Houston) Avery of Dothan and Jenny S. Garrick of Jackson; grandchildren, Ashley and Keith Adkinson of Dothan, Heather and Blane Andrews of Chattanooga, Tenn., Shannon Avery of Dothan, and Brandon Garrick of Jackson; a great-grandchild, Charles Mac Adkinson of Dothan; brothers and sisters-inlaw, Carl and Bettye Brown of Foley, Jim and Catherine Hudson of Mobile, Morris and Brenda Hudson and Johnny and Pip Hudson, all of Jackson; two sistersin law, Rose Mary Hudson of Mobile and Ronita Hudson of Jackson; a special cousin, Harvey Harmon and family of Idabel, Okla.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Ouida G. Smith; his parents, Charles C. Smith Sr. and Edna Smith; his brother-in-law and sister in-law, Robin and Jenny Hudson; a brother-in-law, Joe Hudson; and a granddaughter, Sonya Lee Avery.

The graveside service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, (today) June 26, 2008 at Trinity Memorial Gardens in Jackson with arrangements by Lathan Funeral Home of Jackson.

Active pallbearers are David Chastain, Will Criswell, Lance Criswell, Mike Brown, Keith Adkinson, Blane Adrews, Keith Hudson and Jerry Faust.

Honorary pallbearers are Lou Lane Neighbors and the Jackson High School Class of 1953.

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