Clipped From The Wellington Leader
Funeral for Mrs. Lena Smith Held August 4 Funeral services for Mrs. Lena Mae Smith, 92, of 1407 East Avenue, Wellington, were conducted at the First Methodist Church Thursday, Aug. 4, at 4:30 p.m. by the Rev. Noel Bryant of Sherman, a former pastor here. Mrs. Smith, who died unexpectedly Aug. 2, while visiting in Dallas with a son, Lester Smith, had lived in Wellington 36 years. Mrs. Smith was born Aug. 1, 1874 in Sidney, Ark., the daughter of Samuel L. and Alice Oliver Arnn. She was married to Joseph Hayden Smith, also a life-long resident of Sidney, Ark., on Aug. 1, 1900 in Mississippi. Two children were born to them, Mrs. John Powell (Mora) of Wellington, and Lester Smith, 2900 Fondren, Dallas. In February 1910, Mrs. Smith's husband died and she and her two children came to Arlie to live with her parents. She bought a grocery store and served as postmistress 20 years. In 1930, she, her son and parents moved to Wellington and she again put in a grocery store at her home. This she operated 10 years until her health failed. She continued to make her home here. She was a member of the Methodist Church. Pallbearers for the funeral were T. Wyrick, Jake Lawrence, Clair Lawrence, Wilbur Johnson, Cal Sugg and Hardy Wright. In addition to her children, Mrs. Smith is survived by a sister, Mrs. M. I. Wilks of Arlie, also eight grandchildren, 25 great grandchildren, and four great great grandchildren. Relatives coming from away to attend the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. Lester Smith and Ronnie of Dallas; Mr. and Mrs. Clinton Hammett and son, Edward and Mrs. Kenneth Hammett of Hereford, and Mr. and Mrs. Neil Powell and family of Tulia.