Elwaine Smith

Elwaine Smith

Saturday March 16, 1929 - Tuesday March 9, 2021
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Graveside service for Elwaine Rudolph Smith, 91, of Clayton, LA will be held at Old Pine Hill Cemetery on Friday, March 12, 2021 at 2PM with Bro. Denny Braswell officiating, under the direction of Young's Funeral Home.

Elwaine was born Saturday, March 16, 1929 in Columbia, MS. and passed away Tuesday, March 09, 2021 in Ferriday, LA. He proudly served his country in the United States Army during the Korean War. Elwaine was a jack of all trades and mastered all. Story telling was another thing he mastered; he loved telling stories about his childhood and things he built. He loved music, playing guitars and the fiddles. Elwaine could make anyone smile and had an amazing sense of humor. He was a loving husband, brother, father, grandfather, friend, and so much more, and will be missed by everyone who had the privilege of knowing him.

He was preceded in death by his wife Marie Wactor Smith; parents, Edwin Oscar Smith and Vera Cooper Smith; two brothers, Ellis Odell Smith and Donald Newton Smith; five sisters, Edna Earl McDuff, Beatrice Wooten, Dorothy Hamilton, Lorell Loomis, and Murlyn McGregor.

Elwaine leaves behind two sons, Elwaine Smith, Jr. of Downsville, LA and Edwin Bryan Smith & his wife Debbie of Jacksonville, LA; three daughters, Cheryl Henderson & her husband David of Winnsboro, LA, Deborah Platt & her husband Steven of Jacksonville, FL, and Tammie Wright of Clayton, LA; brother, Richard Smith of Monterey, LA; two sisters, Marie Thornton & her husband John of Franklinton, LA and Barbara Nell Scabrock & her husband Don of West Monroe, LA; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Andy Anders, Jeffery Hollis, Bryan Quimby, George Phillips, Jerry Sharp, and Mike McJohnson.

Honorary pallbearers are Donnie Ater, Tom Bell, Toby McIntosh, and Chris Mills.

The family will receive friends at his residence on Thursday, March 11, 2021 at 6PM until 8PM. To leave an online condolence for the family please visit
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Clyde Anderson

Posted at 09:51am
So many memories of Elwaine, he will never be forgotten. My thoughts are with you and your family Debbie.
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Clyde Anderson (Andy)

Posted at 08:38am
Elwaine was a remarkable man. From hydraulic tree stands, to automatic tracking telescopes, beautiful knives, and astonishing pieces of furniture, little was beyond his expertise and imagination. However, all pale when it came to his love of mud-bug parties, singing, and fishing with Steve and Debbie. Elwaine will be missed by all, but remembered in the treasures we have received from him. Thank You for the wonderful times Elwaine. RIP dear friend.

Brandon Burnette

Posted at 08:34pm
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Jeff & Deanna Basford

Posted at 03:43pm
With deepest sympathy, so sorry for your loss
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Doug and Linda Mills

Posted at 04:20pm
ElWayne will be missed. He was a remarkable man. In living memory Doug and Linda Mills
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