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2012-08-16 / Obituaries

Johnnie B. Smith

December 10, 1919 - August 9, 2012

Johnnie B. (Lina) Smith was born on December 10, 1919 in Caldwell, Texas to Fred & Frances (Pohorelsky) Lina. She married William Arnold Smith on June 1, 1940 in Giddings and she was a retired LVN, having worked at Lee Memorial Hospital and the Giddings State School. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Giddings and enjoyed taking care of her flowers and garden and working in her yard.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her son, William “Bill” Smith Jr.; her grandson, Richard Smith; her brother, Alton Lina and her sister, Mittie Knittel.

Mrs. Smith is survived by her husband of 72 years, Arnold Smith Sr. of Giddings; two granddaughters, Andra Graham of Dallas and Tiffany Smith of Glenpool, Oklahoma; her grandson, Ross & Christine Martin of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma; her three great grandsons, Riley Jenkins of Tulsa, Oklahoma and Jackson & Nathan Martin of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma; daughter-in-law, Carolyn Smith of Pryor, Oklahoma; sister, Ruby Mikulin of La Grange; brother, Harold Lina of Bastrop, as well as several beloved nieces & nephews, other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, August 14, 2012 at Phillips & Luckey Funeral Home in Giddings with Pastor Tim Clayton officiating. Burial followed in the Giddings Memorial Park.

Mrs. Smith passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, August 9, 2012 at Brackenridge Hospital in Austin following an automobile accident.

Memorials may be made to the charity of one’s choice.

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