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OBIT – Zodell Smith

MISSION – Zodell Smith, 85, passed away on Monday, O

ct. 17, 2016, at her home in Mission.

Mrs. Smith was born on Feb. 21, 1931, in Wellington to George Thomas Austin and Zora Lee Moore Austin. Mrs. Smith graduated from Wellington High School in 1948. She continued her education at Waveland Baptist University in Plainview and North Texas State University in Denton. She married Donald R. Smith, an instructor stationed at Sheppard Air Force Base in Wichita Falls, on Feb. 2, 1952.

Survivors include her children, Faith White of Columbia, S.C., Hope Matthews of Weisbaden, Germany and Mark Austin Smith of Galveston, and seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, Oct. 20, from 1 to 9 p.m. with a 7 p.m. service at Ric Brown Family Funeral Home in Mission. A graveside service will be held on Saturday, Oct. 22, at 10 a.m. at North Fairview Cemetery in Wellington.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Alzheimer’s Foundation of America on their website at or Alzheimer’s Foundation of America, 322 Eighth Ave., 7th Floor. New York, NY 10001.

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