2009-07-23 / Obituaries


Johnny Eugene Smith Sr., 80, of Chatom died July 18, 2009 at a local nursing facility.

He was born Sept. 25, 1928 in Washington County. He was a former resident of Frankville. He was a member of the Friendship Baptist Church in Frankville. He was a United States Army veteran of Korea. He was retired from the Department of Transportation where he worked as a manager for a local rest stop.

Survivors include his wife, Lucy Smith, Chatom; one son, Johnny E. Smith Jr., Chatom; one daughter, Tonya Smith Bell, Saraland; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren.

The service was July 21 at 11 a.m. at Lathan Funeral Home Chapel in Chatom. Burial was in the Friendship Baptist Cemetery in Frankville.


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