Obituaries

THEDA TATE

THEDA TATE

Theda Tate, 83, of Fairfield, passed away Monday, Feb. 15, 2021 in Fairfield. Graveside services will take place at 1 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 25, at Plainview Memorial Park in Plainview with Bro. Ron Brunson officiating.

JOHN LEE SMITH

JOHN LEE SMITH

Funeral services for John Lee Smith, 91, took place Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2021, at Eighth Avenue Baptist Church in Teague. Bro Roy Prather officiated. Interment followed at Shanks Cemetery. John Lee Smith was born May 15, 1929 in Teague in the Davidson Hospital to John P. and Estelle Smith. His early childhood was spent in Shanks living on the family farm and attending the one room schoolhouse. When it closed in 1948, the students transferred to the Kirvin school. He and some of his classmates chose to go to Teague High School when Kirvin closed; while other classmates chose to attend school in Wortham. While attending Teague High, John worked at Palace Drug Store as a “soda jerk.”

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