Dateline: December 27, 2007  

Beatrice Jones Smith, 89, died Sunday, December 16, 2007, in Clarendon.

Services were held at 2:00 p.m. in Saturday, December 22, 2007, in the First Baptist Church in Clarendon with Rev. Melvin Brooks, officiating. Burial followed at Citizens Cemetery in Clarendon.

Services were under the arrangement of Robertson Funeral Directors of Clarendon.

Mrs. Smith was born July 2, 1918, in Gilmer to Felix and Mary Jones, and attended Gilmer schools. She came to Clarendon at an early age, and had been a Clarendon resident most of her adult life. She married Bowden W. Smith on March 7, 1934, at Gilmer. She was a homemaker and a member of St. Stephens Baptist Church in Clarendon.

Mrs. Smith was preceded in death by her husband on September 6, 2003; an infant daughter, Patricia; a grandson; two sisters; three brothers; and six great great grandchildren.

Survivors include three daughters, Jean McCampbell, Doris Gardner, and Joann Brown all of Clarendon; five sons, Bobby Smith and wife Cora Bell of Amarillo, Billy Smith and wife Mae of Memphis, Curtis Smith and wife Annie of Forney, B.W. Smith Jr. of Amarillo, Archie Smith and wife Vanessa of Mesquite; 27 grandchildren; 82 great grandchildren; 33 great great grandchildren; and two great great great grandchildren.

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