Locie Smith

Locie M. Smith, 79, of Bushnell died at 1:30 a.m. Monday, March 19, 2001, at his daughter's home in Peoria.

He was born Aug. 15, 1921, in Industry, a son of Loren W. and Mary E. Carnes Smith. He married Frances N. Thompson on Sept. 25, 1949, in Bushnell. She survives.

Also surviving are one son, Kevin (and Marjorie) of Darien; two daughters, Judy (and Tom) O'Connel of Peoria and Connie (and Dexter) Cave of Elgin; four brothers, James of Laurie, Mo., Wilbert of Chillicothe, Samuel of Bushnell and Orville of Ocala, Fla.; three sisters, Mildred Still of Astoria, Mary Robertson of Rushville and Arlene Willis of Baker, Mont.; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

One brother and one sister preceded him in death.

He served in the Civilian Conservation Corps during World War II, working at Camp Ellis.

He worked for the city of Bushnell for more than 30 years, serving as superintendent of the Municipal Gas Plant for many years. He retired in 1983 and continued to serve as a member of the Bushnell Muni-cipal Utilities Board.

He was a member of Bushnell Christian Church, where he served as a deacon and treasurer. He also was a member of Maple Avenue Christian Church in Macomb.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Martin-Hollis Funeral Home. Revs. Chris Williams and Terry Broady will officiate. Friends may call after 3 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home, where visitation will be from 6:30-8:30 tonight . Burial will be in Bushnell Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Bushnell Rescue Squad, Bushnell Public Library or Maple Avenue Christian Church.


Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 3/21/2001

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