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Squire "John" SMITH

Cove Cemetery
Madison County,
Arkansas

John
Oct 22,1861-Dec 20,1947
Squire John Smith (commonly known as Uncle John) was born Oct. 22, 1861, near Witter, Madison county, Ark. and died near the Cove school house at the home of a son, Dec. 20, 1947. He passed away at the old home, where he had spent his entire life, except six years.
He married Abbie Burnett Feb. 11, 1883. Surviving him are 9 children, Mrs. Martha Lane, Westville, OK.; Mrs. May Coulter and Mrs. Julia Chase, Benicia, CA; Mrs. Addie Hamilton, Stilwell, OK; Mrs. Cassie Kaylor, Las Vegas, Nevada; Mrs. Charley Smith, Pettigrew; Mrs.Elva Silvis, Huntsville; Mrs. Alpha Barker, Combs; also 46 grandchildren, 75 gr-grand children. His wife and one daughter, Turley preceded him in death. He was a faithful Christian and affiliated with the Christian Union church.
Burial was in Cove Cemetery Dec. 22, with the Bruce Brashears Funeral Home of Huntsville in charge of arrangements.
Pallbearers were; Lavon, Loy, and L. D. Smith, Arlie Silvis, Cannon Lane and Loyd Chase.
He was the son of William Asburry Green and Melissa (Williams)
Children of John & Abbie:
Martha Smith Lane
Surelda "Mae" Smith Burnett Coulter
Julia Smith Chase
Addie Smith Hamilton
Cassie Smith Kaylor
William Charlie Smith
Mittie Ellen "Ella" Smith Silvis
Vida Edna Smith Johnson
Turley Smith Miller
Alpha Ora Smith Barker

Abbie
Sept 11,1862-Aug 27,1943
Funeral service for Mrs. Abbie Smith, age 81 years, of the Cove community, was conducted by Rev. Harrison Collins and Rev. G. W. R. Hooper at the Cove cemetery Saturday, Aug. 28. The pallbearers were Homer Barker, Everett Silvs, Rosco Johnson (sons-in-law), Odie Fowler, Beecher Porter (grandsons) and Jim Burnett (newphew). Death occurred at 10:30 Friday night, Aug. 27, 1943, after a long illness.
The deceased was the daughter of Jeremiah and Abbie Burnett and was a native of Cook county, Tex., and came with her parents to Arkansas in 1869 when she was only six years old. She was married to John Smith Feb. 11, 1884, and they spent most of their sixty years of married life in the Cove community. Since her health failed they had made their home with their son Charlie, besides whom she is survived by her husband and the following children: Martha Lane, May Burnett, Julis Chase and Cassie Kalor all of La Habra, Calif., Addie Hamilton of Stillwell, Okla., Ella Silvis of Huntsville, Nida Johnson of Boston and Alpha Barker of Combs, also by 45 grandchildren, 55 great grandchildren and two great great grandchildren. She was a loving wife, and a kind and devoted mother. She will be greatly missed by her relatives and many friends.

Contributed on 5/21/14 by bill060
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