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Linda Nell Smith

August 4, 1947 February 15, 2016
Linda Nell Smith
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Obituary for Linda Nell Smith
Lowell-Tims Funeral Home
1100 E. Tamarack Road
Altus, Oklahoma 73521
(580) 482-1233


Linda Smith, age 68 of Blair, passed away Monday, February 15, 2016 at her home in Blair. She was born in Altus on August 4, 1947 to her parents Orville "Buddy" and Don Nell (Adams) Ware.

Linda grew up in Altus and graduated with the class of 1965 from Altus High School. Shortly after high school she married the love her life David J. Smith, Sr. on August 25, 1966 in Altus and they enjoyed over 45 years of marriage before David"s death in 2011. She worked at the family business "Buddy"s Cleaners" for many years in Altus until they closed the business in 1991. Linda enjoyed watching the cooking channel, spending time with her dog Sarah, playing the piano and singing in the family singing group, and working in her yard. She always looked forward to going out to eat with her sister but most of all Linda treasured time spent with her family, her grandchildren and her great niece.

Preceded in death by her husband David, Sr.; her parents and step father Wayne Graves; Linda is survived by two sons, David J. Smith, Jr. of Blair and Brian Smith and wife Belinda of Bells, Texas; her daughter, Christy Meli and husband Randy of Blair; her mother-in-law, Irma Smith of Louisiana; a brother-in-law, Keith Smith and wife Christine of Louisiana; one sister, Becky Vigil of Altus; three grandchildren, Michael Smith; Brianna Hayes and husband Ashton; and Karee Smith; nieces, Melody Gibson and husband Jerry and Claire Chaisson and husband Glaise; as well as other family members and many friends.

The family will greet friends at visitation from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm, Thursday, February 18, 2016 at Lowell-Tims Funeral Home in Altus.

Funeral services will be 10:00 am, Friday, February 19, 2016 at Lowell-Tims Funeral Chapel in Altus with Brian Willis officiating. Interment will follow at the Altus City Cemetery under the direction of Lowell-Tims Funeral Home and Crematory, Altus.

For those not able to attend the service, Lowell-Tims will provide a live web-cast of the service beginning at 1:58 p.m. Tuesday. Go to and click on obituaries. Then click on Linda Smith. There will be a large area inviting you to join the web-cast.

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