Lavern Hairston Smith, 93, of Hermitage, died Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012, at Cherry Ridge Nursing and Rehabilitation in Bastrop, La.

Born Feb. 25, 1919, in Marsden, a daughter of the late Jeffery Hairston and Lora Langston Hairston, she was a homemaker, retired farmer, member of Eagle Lake Crossroads Baptist Church and the widow of Bailey Winston Smith.

Also preceding her in death was a brother, Dwain Hairston; sisters, Nell Alexander and Martell Hairston; a great-grandson, Thomas Alexander; and a son-in-law, Keith Winbury.

Survivors include two daughters, Yvonne Belin of Bastrop, La., and Carolyn Winbury of Bryant; a brother, Kyle Hairston of Monroe, La.; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Funeral will be at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at Frazer’s Chapel. Burial will be at Marsden Cemetery under the direction of Frazer’s Funeral Home of Warren.

Visitation will be from 1 p.m until service time Sunday at Frazer’s.

Published: 11/17/2012