WEST POINT – Elbert Auvergne “”Smitty”" Smith, 86, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013, at his home in West Point. He was born April 24, 1927, in Mantee to Jessie Etoil Murrah Smith and Perry Elbert Smith.
He was retired from Babcock & Wilcox, where he worked in maintenance. He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church and a veteran of the U.S. Army. He married Helen May Towery Smith on June 14, 1947, in West Point.
Services will be at 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 30, at Calvert Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Roy Myers officiating and Dr. James Towery assisting. Burial will follow in Memorial Garden Cemetery at West Point. Calvert Funeral Home of West Point is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include his wife, Helen Towery Smith of West Point; one son, Charles Elbert Smith (Pam) of Pinckney, Mich.; one sister, Kathryne Moore of West Point.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Jessie Harmon Smith, and two sisters Stella Elizabeth Smith and Betty Smith.
Pallbearers will be George Pearson, Carl Shirley, Larry Moore, Dr. Robert Young, Herb Ingram, Ken Wilbourne and Rob Wilbourne.
Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Big Buck Hunting Club, the Silver Thin Hair Sunday School Class and his former co-workers at Babcock & Wilcox.
Memorials may be made to American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 8217, Jackson, MS 39284 or to the donor’s choice.
Visitation will be from 1 until 3 p.m. Saturday at Calvert Funeral Home.
Friends may leave an online condolence at www.calvertfuneralhome.com.