Petersburg Observer, Thurs., Jan 25, 1990

Ira Smith Sr. of Oakford died Friday, January 19 at 3:58 p.m. at St. John’s Hospital in Springfield. He was 75 years of age.

Mr. Smith was born July 8, 1914 in Cane Valley in Adair County, KY and son of Farris Thurman and Allie Karnes Smith. He married Nettie Goodin on September 23, 1930 in Knifley, Ky, and she preceded him in death on December 12, 1972. A member of the Mt. Olive Baptist Church, he farmed and had worked as a carpenter for many years.

Surviving are four sons, Ira Smith Jr. of Campbellsville, Ky, Marshall G. Smith of Nashville, Tenn. Raymond F. Smith of Springfield and Ronald I. Smith of Middletown, six daughters, Doris A Mills of Oakford. Mary Frances Dismore of Pomona, Calif. Ruby Sue Sinclair of Eldon, Mo. Sylvan Kay Terry of Kansas City, Mo. Linda L. Vogt of Jacksonville and Sharon R. McElroy of Hull, Ga. Several grandchildren and great grandchildren, six brothers, Leslie Smith of Pleasant Plains, Johnnie Smith of Tallula, Willie Smith of Carnation, Wash. Delwin Smith of Jamstown, Ky. Bennie Smith of Lebanon, Ind. And Willard Smith of Springfield, two sisters, Amsel Myles and Margaret Squires, both of Louisville, Ky and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by three daughters, Janet L. Burress, Esther K. Stavely and Gellaine Hardy, several grandchildren and one sister, Anna Lee McAllister.

Services were held Monday, January 22 at 1:00 p.m. at Mt. Olive Baptist Church with Rev. Randal K. Ray and Rev Verne E. Gerdes officiating. Burial was in Mt. Olive Cemetery, near Chandlerville. Hurley Funeral Home of Petersburg was in charge of arrangements. Memorials may be made to the Menard County Paramedic Unit.

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