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Charles Vernon Smith

Charles Vernon Smith, of the Fredonia Community, completed his walk through this life on March 20 with his loving family by his side. This journey took 67 years. He was a Christian and member of Flat Mountain Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by his father, Lenzy Turner Smith; brothers, James Alvin Johnson and Jerry Randle Johnson; step-father, Frank Thomas, and grandparents, Jack and Lucy Dye.

Survivors include his wife of 44 years, Betty Faye Harvey Smith; devoted children, Christopher Paxton (Lori) Smith, of Dyer, TN; and Charlyn Veronica (Rob) Austin, Dunlap; grandchildren, Abigail Myers, Mason Austin, Paxton Smith, Christianna Smith, Isaiah Christopher Smith, and Chelsey Marie Austin; his precious mother, Loretta Dye Thomas, of Dunlap; brother, David Allen Thomas, Columbia, SC; and host of nieces, nephews, cousins, brothers, sisters and friends.

Funeral services were held Saturday, March 24 in the Ewton Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Tony Cates officiating. Burial followed at Camp Cemetery.

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Ewton Funeral Home of Dunlap was in charge of arrangements.

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