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Rayburn Dale Smith

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A funeral service for Rayburn Dale Smith, 71, of Cumby will be conducted at Brashear Baptist Church at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 30, with the Rev. David Burns officiating.


A military graveside service, under the direction of The Hopkins County Military Coalition, will follow at Brashear Cemetery. His grandsons, Tyler Smith, Landry Smith, Justin Varner, Tanner Gomez, Brandon Gomez and son-in-law Sammy Gomez will serve as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be James Buchanan, Jack Smith, Red George, Johnny Bloyed, Kenneth Romans, Arlie Wayne Bryant and Scott Mabe.

Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 29, at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

Mr. Smith died Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013, at his residence.

Rayburn Dale Smith was born in Brashear on April 13, 1941, the son of Rayburn Millard Smith and Nancy Margie (Buckholt) Smith.

He married Betty Carol Perry at Brashear on Oct. 6, 1962; she survives.

Mr. Smith was retired from the LTV Corporation and a member of Brashear Baptist Church. He served in the United States Air Force.

Other survivors include two sons, Ricky Smith and wife, Natalie, and Timmy Smith, all of Arlington; one daughter, Debbie Gomez and husband, Sammy, of Brashear; two sisters, Carolyn Kay Vaughan of Brashear and Lisa Ann Smith of Rockwall; one brother, Carl Allen Smith of Brashear; and grandchildren Tyler Smith, Landry Smith, Delaina Smith, Coty Smith, Justin Varner, Tanner Gomez, Lacie Gomez and Brandon Gomez.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Arrangements are under the direction of Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

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