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Mrs. Mary Smith Passes Away

Prattville Progress, Thursday, February 15, 1934

Autauga County lost another of its oldest and most highly esteemed citizen last Thursday morning when death came to Mrs. Mary Lamar Smith at 5:15 o'clock at her home several miles NE of Prattville. She had been ill for the past six months.

Mrs. Smith was born in Selma, February 9, 1859 the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Dent Lamar. Growing to young womanhood, she married James Brown Smith, farmer of Autauga County and they setteled on what is now known as the Coleman place 2 miles west of Prattville from there they went to Mulberry about 1880 and lived in that section for 15 years then returned to Prattville about 15 years ago to move to the old Robinson place which they purchased and which had since been their home. Mr. Smith died in 1923.

Mrs. Smith who was buried on her 84th birthday was a remarkable woman despite her advancing age and remained active in association with her many friends until her last illness becan about six months ago and many homes to which she had brought joy and sunshine will miss her sadly.

Funeral services were held Friday afternoon from the home with Dr. W.T. Ellison and Dr. James M. Graham officiating. Interment was in Oak Hill Cemetery with Griffin in charge. Acting as pall bearers were Messrs Albert Smith, Carlie Smith, Julian Gibian, Fred Solomon, W.F. Huie and Henry Fay.

The deceased is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Sarah Law who is 96 years old of Talladega Springs, Mrs. Date Reese, Selma, one brother, Mr. Ernest Lamar, Selma and three sons, Messrs W.M. Dennis, and Brown Smith.

Mrs. Sarah A. Law Burried in Prattville

Prattville Progress, Thursday, July 19, 1934

The remains of Mrs. Sarah A. Law, who died in Thorsby Saturday afternoon were brought to Prattville and interred in Oak Hill Cemetery, Sunday afternoon at 5:00 with Dr. James M. Graham and rev. Joseph Avery officiating. The deceased was a sister of the later Mrs. Jim Brown Smith of Prattville and the mother of Mrs. R.P. Bazemore who lived here for several years with Mr. and Mrs. Walter French.

Mrs. Law had lived in Talladega for the past three years and had gone to Thorsby to live just three days before her death.