Thursday, July 26, 2007

John J. Smith

he was our Grandpa Vermal younger half-brother. these obits & a funeral pamphlet are in the book Grandma Grace made & Aunt Chardy entrusted to me. Newspaper clippings are from unknown newspaper, undated. I have tried to type exactly as written...typos in the clippings I have put in bold type

John J. Smith
John J. Smith, a 77-year-old resident of Apple Valley, CA, passed away June 15 2001. Mr. Smith was a former Trenton resident.
A memorial service will be conducted at 2p.m. on Thursday, June 21, 2001 at the First Assembly of God in Victorville, CA. A graveside service will be held at a later date at Resthaven Memorial Gardens of Chillicothe.
Mr. Smith was born in Lamoni, IA on Dec 28, 1923. He was a career Army man. He served during World War II in Africa and the invasions of Italy, France, and Germany. He remained in Germany with the peace time occupation forces for a number of years. He served in the Army's Rifle Team of Marksmen, based at Fort George Meade, MD, until disability forced him to retire from active duty in 1961. He had resided in Apple Valley for 25 years. He enjoyed bowling in Apple Valley and Victorville leagues until the advance of cancer caused him to cease participation.
Mr. Smith is survived by his wife of 47 years, Lela Walker, Maberry Smith; three sons and their families, Mr. and Mrs. Larry Maberry of Albuquerque, NM, Mr and Mrs Frank Maberry, Mr and Mrs Wilbur Maberry of Apple Valley; 10 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren.
Mr. Smith was preceded in death by two sisters, Edith Corbin and Verma-dean McCullough and one brother, Vermil Brown, all former Trenton residents, and antoher brother, William Smith.

John J. Smith
A graveside for former Trenton resident John J. Smith will be held at 11a.m. on Wednesday, July 18 2001 at the Resthaven Memorial Garden in Chillicothe.
Mr. Smith passed away Friday, June 15, 2001 near his home in Apple Valley, CA.
Mr. Smith is survived by his wife of 47 years, Lela Walker Maberry Smith; three sons, Wilbur, Frank and Larry Maberry and their families of Apple Valley and Albuquerque, NM, sisters-in-laws, Clarice Haley, Lois Vickers, and Peggy Jewel of Chillicothe, and Grace Brown of Trenton.

In Memory of John Junior Smith
Born December 28 1923 Lamoni, IA
Left This Life June 15 2001 Victorville, CA
Memorial Service June 21 2001 First Assembly of God Victorville, CA
Graveside Service July 2001 Resthaven Memorial Gardens Chillicothe MO
(Date & Time To Be Announced)
{at the bottom of this is a note in Grandma Grace's handwriting:
Lelah Smith died July 3, 2005

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