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Thelma Fern Smith, 88, of Big Spring died Saturday, Oct. 29, 2011, at her residence. Graveside funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 3, 2011, at the Peace Chapel at Trinity Memorial Park with the Rev. Monroe Teeters officiating.
She was born April 3, 1923, in Norman, Okla., and married Fred Andrew Smith on Sept. 7, 1943, in Granada, Miss. He preceded her in death June 18, 1988.
She worked as a housekeeper for various people for many years and was a member of Salem Baptist Church.
Survivors include three daughters, Carol Page and husband Nelson, Connie Fraum and Candy Smith and husband Ray Kiles, all of Big Spring; one son, Freddie Coy Smith of Big Spring; one brother, Frank Helton of Odessa; one sister, Frances Brogdon of Amarillo; 12 grandchildren and a host of great-grandchildren.
She was also preceded in death by a daughter, Cathy F. Smith; three brothers, Forest Helton, Freeman Helton and Fred Helton; one sister, Freda Siddle; and a granddaughter.
The family suggests memorials be made to Cal Farley's Boy's Ranch, P.O. Box 1890, Amarillo, Texas 79174-1890.
Arrangements under the direction of Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring. Online condolences can be made at: www.npwelch.com