Clifton G. Smelser – Obituary

by Lynn McMillen
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cliftonClifton G. Smelser, age 91, Russellville, Alabama passed away on Tuesday, June 25, 2013 at Huntsville, Hospital. The visitation will be from 6-8 Wednesday, June 26, 2013 at Akins Funeral Home, Russellville, AL; the 2 pm service will be held in the funeral home chapel on Thursday, June 27th with Bro. Guy McDaniel & Bro. Grant Caldwell officiating & Floyd Willingham, Jr. directing songs. Interment was in Rock Creek Cemetery with military honors. Pallbearers will be Larry Keller, David Bryant, Wade Willingham, Charles Ray Smelser, Russell Smelser, and Steve Smelser. He was preceded in death by his wife, Margie Lou Smelser; parents, Oscar & Ida Smelser; siblings, Charlie “Doc” Smelser, Florene Price, Vida Mae Smelser, Jimmie Lou Barnhill, Syble Jarvis. He is survived by children, Mary Lou (Don) Smelser Henry, Rickey (Jennifer) Smelser, C.W. Smelser; siblings, Lurlee (Floyd) Willingham, Mary “Bea” Houston, Elsie Smelser, Olene Warhurst’; 5 grandchildren; 6 great grandchildren; a host of nieces & nephews; special friend, Nelda Dowdy. He was a member of Posey School Church of Christ and a WWII Marine veteran. Akins Funeral Home assisted the family.

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