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Shelby Paul Smith

Shelby Paul Smith, 84, was called home from this life on Aug. 20, 2021, from a long illness. He was surrounded by all of his family. Mr. Shelby was born Sept. 22, 1936, to JB and Wisie Smith in Nola.
A funeral service was held Aug. 22 at Shiloh Baptist Church. A graveside service was held in the Shiloh Baptist Church Cemetery. Wilson Funeral Home handled the arrangements.
He served his country well as a member of the United States Army. He was an employee of Commercial Credit and Georgia-Pacific. Shelby loved God’s outdoors. He was an avid hunter, fisherman, and gardener.
Surviving Mr. Smith are his wife of 62 years, Gladys Smith; his children, Donna Martin (Wilburn), of Sontag; Darlene Dubois (Skip), of White Oak; and Dewayne Smith (Cindy), of Sontag. He leaves grandchildren, Dustin Martin (Aleshia), Lance Martin, Bridget Thompson (Chris), Stacy Birdwell (James), Emily Lambert (Dennis), Justin Harrington (Anna), and Natalie Case (Jake); and great-grandchildren, Lane Thompson (Maddy), Brett Thompson, Shelbee Clay Martin, Maren Martin, Waylon Martin, Kenzie Ross, Jack Lambert, Emma Lambert, Lucy Lambert, Kinley Birdwell, Karley Birdwell, Fallon Westerfield (Curtis), Kash Case, Lyda Ann Case, and Ava and Allie Harrington (coming in September). He is survived by two great-great grandchildren, Bailey Thompson and Lindsey Westerfield. Survivors also include his brother, Kenneth Smith, of Denham Springs, La.; and two sisters, Marilyn Douglas, of Brookhaven; and Marie Holmes (Billy), of Brandon.
Pawpaw Skeeter will be greatly missed.