Deacon Larry “L” Carter Smith departed this life for a better one on May 27, 2013

Deacon Larry “L” Carter Smith departed this life for a better one on May 27, 2013. He was born July 23, 1943 to the late Joe Smith Sr. and Hattie Smith. Deacon Larry Smith accepted Christ at the Precious Grove MB Church. He served there as a faithful and spiritual deacon. Preceding him in death are four brothers, Joe Smith Jr., Robert Smith, Willie Lee Smith and June Smith; also two brothers-in-law, Irby Shears and Robert Shears. He leaves to cherish his loving memory his wife of 17 years, Beverly Smith; a son, Shawn (Latasha Livingston) of Elaine; two daughters, Lynn Washington of Memphis and Cassie Smith of Helena-West Helena; two brothers, J.D. (Leeshall) Smith of Elaine and Jimmy Lee Smith of Mellwood; four sisters; Archie Smith of Mosby, Lillie Stewart of Helena-West Helena, Kathleen (Lorenzo) Jones of Helena and Deloise Shears of Crumrod; four sisters-in-law; Shirley Douglas, Connie Hunt of Crumrod, Leeshall Smith of Elaine, and Cassandra Hunt of Helena-West Helena; a brother-in-law, Lorenzo Jones of Helena; seven grandchildren, four special nephews, Tristan Daniels, Ashton Hunt and Ethan McClinton; two special nieces, Angela Edmond and Ryan Hunt; and a host of nephews, nieces, relatives, friends and a special young man, Avery Hill. He also leaves his loving church family at Precious Grove and Mt Olive ministries. A special thanks to Fresenius Dialysis Clinic in Helena and a very, very special thanks to Kincaid Funeral Services. Visitation will be held 4 to 6 p.m. Friday, May 31 at Kincaid Funeral Services. The funeral will be 1 p.m. June 1 at Precious Grove MB Church in Crumrod. Bishop Leroy Carter Jr. will officiate. Burial will follow at Morning Star Cemetery in Elaine. Arrangements are entrusted to Kincaid Funeral Services. Sign the guest book online at