Monroe Smith III, 77, of Magnolia, died Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013, at Wadley Regional Medical Center in Texarkana, Texas. He was born March 5, 1935, to Monroe II and Leaner Johnson-Smith.

He was preceded in death by his parents, a daughter, his step-mother, and four sisters.

Survivors include one daughter, Rebekah Smith of Magnolia; three sons, Rickey Smith of Hayward, Calif., Kenneth Smith of Dothan, Ala., and Craig Smith; two brothers, Jesse and Tony Smith, both of Magnolia; three sisters, Odell Love-Cooper and Elizabeth Smith, both of Magnolia; and Willie Jean Riley of Ruston, La.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 9 at Youngblood Auditorium in Magnolia, with Rev. Tony Smith officiating. Burial will follow in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in Lisbon, La., under the direction of Marks Funeral Home of Magnolia.

Visitation will be from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. today at Marks Funeral Home.

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Published: 02/08/2013