Submitted by News Staff on Wed, 05/07/2014 - 11:41am
Freddie Lawrence Smith, 79, of Lumberton, died Wednesday, April 30, 2014. Funeral service was held Saturday, May 3, 2014 at First Baptist Church Loeb in Lumberton under the direction of Broussard’s Mortuary in Beaumont with burial following in benezer Cemetery in Colmesneil. A native of Jonesville, Louisiana, he was a United States Army Ranger veteran. After 47 years as a full-time and part-time Church Choral Director, and 17 years as Beginner Band Director, he retired in 2001. Survivors include his wife of 25 years, Nancy Hanks Smith of Lumberton; daughter, Janci Smith Kimball and her husband Thad; son, Craig Lawrence Smith and his wife Susan; stepdaughter, Tammy Daniel; stepson, Danny Daniel and his wife Tracy; and ten grandchildren.
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