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Arthur E. Smith

Arthur Smith 
Of Montier, Mo., Died
At Age 78

The Rev. Arthur E. Smith, 78, Montier, Mo., died at 7 p.m. Sunday in 
St. Francis Hospital in Mountain View, Mo.  He was a former Mt. Vernon resident.

The Rev. Smith was born March 5, 1907, in Mt. Vernon, the son of Elvis and 
Ada (Palmer) Smith.  He first married Mildred Reeder, she preceded him in 
death in 1975.  He then married Alvena Smith, who survives.

The funeral will be 1:30 p.m. Thursday in Duncan Funeral Home in Mountain View, Mo., 
with the Rev. Myron Aiken and the Rev. Johnnie Aiken officiating.  Burial will follow 
in Montier Cemetery in Montier, Mo.

Friends may call at the funeral home after 4 p.m. Wednesday.

In addition to his second wife, he is survived by two sons,  James F. Smith of 
Mt. Vernon and Ron Smith of Summerfield, Fla.; three brothers, Norvel and Lugene 
Smith, both of Mt. Vernon, and Gnell Smith of Vandalia; two sisters, Pauline Mifflin 
of Hammond, Ind., and Wathine Littrell of Mt. Vernon; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

He was a missionary and minister for approximately 50 years.  He served as pastor for 
Full Gospel Tabernacle in Mt. Vernon.  He was also a member of Turkey Oak Community Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents, first wife, four brothers, three sisters, 
one son, Robert L. Smith, and one daughter, Roma June Smith.

Source: Probably the Mount Vernon Register News
Date: Handwritten date in margin - Feb. 9, 1986
Submitted by: Cindy Ford
Transcribed By: Ann Evans

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