Leon Smith obituary

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Leon Smith obituary - Judge Leon Smith Rites Tomorrow W. Leon Smith,...
Judge Leon Smith Rites Tomorrow W. Leon Smith, chancellor of the 12th Chancery Circuit of Arkansas, died at 7:45 p.m. yesterday after In suffering a heart attack at his home. Services will he held at 2:30 p. m. tomorrow al First Methodist Church. The Rev. J. C. English will officiate. Body will lie in slate from 1 p. m. until 2:30 p. in. tomorrow at the church. Judge Smith, 62, had been a prominent attorney in BlyUieville since 1922, before being elected chancery judge in 1950. When he first came to Blythc- villc he was associated with the late Judge Zal B. Harrison, a irm that was later joined by the late Jesse Taylor. Held Office's This partnership was dissolved in 1937 and James Gardner, now acting chancellor, was associated with Judge Smith in 1949-50. During his law practice in BlytheviUe, Judge Smith served as deputy prosecuting attorney for eight years. Always active in civic affairs, he was a charter member of the lilytbcvillc Lions Club and a past president; helped organize Ihe Open Door Class al First Methodist Methodist Church, where he was a member, and helped organize one of flic first baseball teams in BlyUieville. He was interested in all sports an.I had a great love of wildlife, lie was a member of Ducks Unlimited Unlimited and actively encouraged the re development of Big Lake. Judge Smith was active in legal circles and was a member of the Blylheville Bar Association and a past president, the Northeast Arkansas Bar Association, the Arkansas Bar Association and the American Bar Association. At the lime of his death he was a member of the Arkansas Judicial Judicial Council tlcnl. and was its presi- '¥;? Judge Smith He was a lifelong member of the Democratic party, a member of Dud Cason Post, American Legion, Legion, and as a college student .vas a member of Kappa Alpha Fraternity. Mississippi Native He was born in Eupora, Miss, the son of the late W. H. (Corn Club) Smith, a former president of Mississippi State College. His father gained the name Corn Club, because he was the originator of the Corn Clubs, which were the forerunners of the present 4-H Clubs. Judge Smith attended public schools at Duranl, Miss., and was also a School Academy at Blue Mountain. He received his LLB degree in 1916 from Miilsaps College in Jackson, Miss., and was admitted lo the practice of law before the Mississippi Supreme Court the same year. Veteran In World War 1 he served with the Army and was attending officers' officers' training school when the war ended. His survivors include his wife, Mrs. Jamie Smith; two daughters, JaNoel Smilh, BlytheviUe, and Mrs. Miriam Brooks, . Dallas, See SM11H on Page 3 student al Preparatory at Mississippi Heights Municipal Court Tommic Lee Miller, 39C Cherokee Cherokee Courls. pleaded guilty to a charge of driving while intoxicated, intoxicated, was fined $100 and sentenced lo 24 hours in jail. On a separate charge of carrying a concealed weapon he was fined $50, of which $25 was suspended. Waller Johnson, 1217 S. Bth, and Tiny Joe Hargett, both pleaded pleaded guilty lo charges of driving while inloxicalcd, were fined $100 and sentenced to 24 hours in jail. James L. Higginbotham, Route 1, forfeited $111.75 bond on a charge of driving while intoxicated. intoxicated. ' Bernice Harvey pleaded guilty lo a charge of petit larceny, was fined $35 and sentenced to 5 days in jail. Franklin D. Hunt forfeited $15 bond on a charge of improper passing. Buster Johnson pleaded guilty lo a charge of assault with a deadly weapon, was fined $50 and sentenced lo 10 days in jail. Larry Clinlon McAdams, Hayti, forfeited $20 bond on a charge of speeding. Weather ARKANSAS: Considerable cloudiness cloudiness with occasional rain and scattered thundershowers through Thursday. Low tonight, near 70. MISSOURI: Mostly fair but with some afternoon cloudiness today, tonight and Thursday. Widely scattered thunder showers this afternoon. Continued warm and humid. High today 90-95, low tonight tonight 70-75. Maximum yesterday—00 Minimum this morning—Tl Mean temperature—B0.5 Sunrise tomorrow—5:29 Sunset today—8:35 Precipitation last 24 hour! (7 A.m. to 7 ft.m.)—.10 Precipitation Jan. 1 to tills dat* Caruthersvtlle Blver Stag* — *.t down .6 This Day A Y«ar Maximum yesterday — 76 Minimum this morning — S3 Precipitation Jan. 1 to thu d«t« — 31.U

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  1. The Courier News,
  2. 26 Aug 1959, Wed,
  3. Page 1

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