Michael H. Smith

Published 12:00 am Thursday, September 5, 2013

Jan. 14, 1934 – Sept. 3, 2013

NATCHEZ — Services for Michael H. Smith, 79, of Natchez, who died Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2013, at his residence, will be at 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 6, 2013, at Morgantown Baptist Church with the Rev. Dennis Ellingburg officiating.

Burial will follow at Greenlawn Memorial Park Cemetery under the direction of Laird Funeral Home.

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Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home and from 10 a.m. until service time Friday at the church.

Mr. Smith was born Jan. 14, 1934, in Port Gibson, the son of Howard Smith and Agnes Juliana Howard Smith. He was a deacon and a very active member of Morgantown Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Shirley Campbell Smith; two sons, Church Smith and Tommy Smith, both of Natchez; one daughter, Sieglinde Holland and husband, Wayne, of Angier, N.C.; two granddaughters, Brittany Smith of Atlanta and Delia Gray and husband, Jon, of Angier; two grandsons, Tyler Smith of Jeju Island, South Korea and Jonathan Gillis of Carboro, N.C.; two great-grandchildren, Reagan Gray and Julie Gray; one sister, Jeanette Balkcom of Natchez; one brother, Ronnie Smith and wife, Jean, of Natchez; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Tony Smith, Russell Campbell, Jerry Musgrave, Lee Bistle, Tom Carney and Reynolds Atkins.

The family extends special thanks to Dr. Chuck Borum, Dr. Jack Rodriguez, Dr. Rod Givens and Dr. John White.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or Morgantown Baptist Church.

Online condolences may be sent to www.lairdfh.com.