RALPH H. SMITH was born Oct. 24, 1912 in Texanna, OK to Garland L. and Myrtle Ann (Winkle) Smith. He married Ruth Ramsey on Feb 18, 1933 at Texanna, and died Friday, May 12, 2000 in Checotah. Services were May 15, 2000 at the First Free Will Baptist Church of Checotah followed by burial in Greenlawn Cemetery under the direction of Smith Funeral Home of Checotah.
Survivors include his wife; a daughter and son, Nina Ruth and her husband Charles "Cotton" Edwards of Mustang, OK and Jerry Ralph Smith and his wife Nancy (Eddy) of Checotah, OK; a sister, Dottie Cunningham of Checotah, OK; three granddaughters, Pam Ferguson and her husband Scott of Olathe, KS, Connie Ferguson and her husband Ken of Oklahoma City, OK and Angela (Smith) Rodriquez and her husband Luis of Houston, TX; two grandsons, Tim Edwards and his wife Jana of Mustang, OK and Craig Smith of Gutherie, OK.
His parents and three brothers, Grover, Harold and Phillip Smith preceded him in death.
THE INDIAN JOURNAL Thursday, May 25, 2000