SMITH, WILLIAM BURR SIDNEY - Pemiscot County, Missouri | WILLIAM BURR SIDNEY SMITH - Missouri Gravestone Photos

William Burr Sidney SMITH

Holly Cemetery
Pemiscot County,

21 Sep 1856 - 19 Jan 1927

2 Sep 1865 - 3 Sep 1948

William Burr Sidney Smith, who was born in Tipton County, Tennessee, on September 21, 1856 and who, with his family moved to Steele about fourteen years ago, died Wednesday morning at 7:15 after an illness covering the past twenty months.

One year ago last May he began to go down the hill of life and though all medical aid possible for his relief was rendered, he gradually grew worse and the end has been expected for several days.

Mr. Smith, who was the father of a large family all of whom survive, except one child, who died many years ago, was a farmer and always a hard working man until old age and disease caused him a physical break-down. At the time of his death he was seventy years, three months and twenty-nine days of age, having lived a little past the allotted time of three score and ten years.

Besides his widow, Ida, he leaves five boys and two girls to mourning his passing. The boys are: Gracie, Glenn and Shirley, who are barbers, Hayes works for L. W. Weaver and Floyd, who is in the employee of Mr. Joe Burns.

One married daughter, Mrs. Gertrude Glass of Covington, Tennessee, and Miss Mable, who works for Mr. Sam Hamra. He also leaves three brothers, two sisters and thirteen grandchildren.

Mr. Smith united with the Baptist church about forty years ago and up until his illness prevented he was a regular attendant at services.

The funeral was held at 2:00 o'clock this afternoon at the home with the Rev. D. K. Foster, pastor of the First Baptist Church of Caruthersville, saying the last rites. The body was laid to its final resting place in the Holly Cemetery with the Steele Undertaking Company in charge.

The Enterprise joins with the many friends and the relatives in their sorrow for the loss of this good man.

The Steele Enterprise, Steele, Missouri
Thursday, January 20, 1927

The Steele Enterprise, Steele,Missouri
Friday, February 6, 1948

Mrs. Susan Ida Smith, 82, died at her home Tuesday morning at 10:30 following a serious illness. Although her conditon became serious just a few days ago, she had been bedfast for the past 37 months resulting from a fall in May, 1945.

Funeral services were conducted at the Baptist Church Thusday afternoon at 2:30 with the Rev. W.H. Cook officiating. Interment was at Holly Cemetery with German Undertaking Co. in charge of arrangements.

Pallbearers were Jack Dowdy, Zeb Reno, Hans Green, Willie Broderick, Walter Thompson, and John R. Franklin.

Ms. Smith was born Sept. 2, 1865 in Gibson County, Tenn. She became a member of the Liberty Baptist Church, Liberty, Tenn., at an early age. She later moved her membership to the Steele Baptist Church. She was married to William B. Smith in 1888 and to this union were born eight children, six boys and two girls. Her husband and two sons have preceded her in death. She had made her home in Steele for 33 years.

Her survivors include two daughters: Miss Mable Smith and Mrs. Gertrude Glass; four sons: Shirley Smith, Glenn Smith, Hays Smith and Floyd Smith, all of Steele. She also leaves three brothers: Bert Allen, Santa Fe, New Mexico; Ernest and Charlie Allen, Amarillo, Tenn.; one sister: Mrs. Mattie Rice, Covington, Tenn., and 21 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren.

Contributed on 12/29/15 by ttack37
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Submitted: 12/29/15 • Approved: 12/30/15 • Last Updated: 4/15/18 • R781125-G781125-S3

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