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HOUSTON - Samuel C Smith, 55, died Saturday in Houston Community Hospital. Funeral services were Monday from Houston Funeral Home with burial in Concord Cemetery.
   Survivors include his wife, Martha N. Smith, two sons. Sammy Smith and Jimmy Smith, his mother, Lida Smith; a sister, Maxim Smith, all of Houston.

[Clarion-Ledger, Jackson, MS, 20 Oct 1981, Tue, Page 22]

Samuel Clive Smith, age 56, died Saturday, Oct 17 at Houston Community Hospital. Funeral services were held Monday, Oct 19 at Houston Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Concord Cemetery with Rev. Ken Marler officiating.
   The son of the late Clive Smith and Mrs. Lida Davis Smith, he was medically retired from the US Army. He was a veteran of World War II and a member of the Houston First Baptist Church.
   Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Martha N Smith of Houston; two sons, Sammy Smith and Jimmy Smith, both of Houston; his mother, Mrs. Lida Smith of Houston; one sister, Miss Maxine Smith of Houston and two grandchildren.
   Pallbearers were Dickey Davis, Doyle Davis, James Davis, Raymond Davis, Paul Jernigan and Robert Jernigan. Leon Davis was an alternate pallbearer.
   Houston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

[Times Post, Houston, Mississippi October 22 1981]

[courtesy of Barbara Wiley Hamby]

Grave markers for Samuel C. and Martha N. Smith in Concord Cemetery, Houston (Chickasaw county), Mississippi.

Samuel enlisted in the Army at Camp Shelby, MS  on 24 May 1944.  Sgt Smith joined Company G, 508th PIR in 1946.

On 28 October 1953, MSgt Smith left Haneda Airport, Tokyo, Japan on Northwest Airlines MATS Charter Flight 324/26, Aircraft 95420.

He arrived in Anchorage, AK after a refueling stop at Shemya Island, AK,  with a final destination of McChord AFB, Seattle, WA.

Samuel served in the Korean Conflict and retired with a disability.  Whether the two facts are related is unknown.

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