Funeral services for Smith announced.

Funeral services for Isaac Smith Sr., 84, of Helena-West Helena will be held Sunday, March 1, 2009, at 2 p.m. at the Beautiful Zion Missionary Baptist Church in Helena-West Helena. The Rev. Danny Robinson will officiate. Burial will follow at the Mt. Moriah Cemetery in Marvell.
Smith died at the Helena Regional Medical Center on Feb. 23, 2009.
Smith was born Sept. 27, 1924 in Poplar Grove to the late Zellie Donahue and Charlie Smith Sr.
Isaac attended school in Oneida. He met and married the late Lavonzelle Griffin in 1950. To this union they were blessed with eight children. He remarried in July 1993 to Edlina Pines, and to this union four children were born. He worked as a carpenter until his health failed him in 1995.
A son, Marvin Smith and a granddaughter, Chelsea Rush, precede him in death.
Isaac leaves to cherish his memory, a loving and devoted wife, Edlina Smith; nine sons, John (Arlene) Hamilton of Moro, Isaac (Mildred) Smith Jr., Charlie (Linda) Smith of Poplar Grove, Troy (Carla) Bowen, James (Vernita) Smith of Oklahoma, Maceo (Brenda) Smith of Texas, Russell (Ann) Smith of Helena-West Helena, Dexter (Alison) Smith of Missouri, Timothy (Shareen) Frazier of Conway; two daughters, Lavern Glaspie of Poplar Grove and Martha Craig of Harvey, Ill.; two brothers, Charlie (Eloise) Smith Jr. of Poplar Grove, Robert Smith of Chicago; four sisters, Essie Lee Smith of Chicago, Alma Jean (Abraham) Ivory of Trenton, Betsy Owens of Detroit, Ernestine (Parnell) Miles of Kansas City, Mo.; a special sister-in-law, Norvell Lemon of Poplar Grove; 38 grandchildren and a host of great grandchildren, great-great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
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