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Mr. Marvin Smith

August 12, 1933 — November 5, 2014

CLEVELAND - Marvin Marion Smith, age 81, of Cleveland, passed away on Wednesday November 05, 2014 at the St. Dominic's Hospital.

Graveside Funeral Services will be held Friday 11/07/2014 2:00 PM at Smith Cemetery in Cascilla, MS. Reverend Clarence Edwards will officiate the service.

Marvin was born on August 12, 1933 to James Henry and Carlene (McCain) Smith in Tallahatchie County. He attended Drew Schools and Sunflower Junior College. He was a Paratrooper in the United States Army during Korean War. He married Shirley Griffin on April 10, 1965 in Ruleville, MS. He was First Mate on a tow boat for over 40 years. Marvin loved his grandchildren always enjoyed their company. He was a sports fan, enjoyed fishing, and a jokester to his many friends and family.
He was preceded in death by his parents, wife of 45 years Shirley Griffin Smith and 9 brothers and sisters.

Marvin is survived by two sons, Timothy Wayne (Robin) Smith of Cleveland, MS, and David Allen (Minhae) Smith of Savannah, GA. Daughter, Theresa Ann Smith of Cleveland, MS. Two brothers, Adrian Smith of Cleveland, MS and, Harold Smith of Gore Springs, MS. Two sisters, Brenda Smith Browning of Memphis, TN and Linda Smith Rocconi of Memphis, TN. 6 Grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews.

Cleveland Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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