Thelma Gunter Smith

Mrs. Thelma Gunter Smith of Winnfield passed away peacefully Tuesday, October 9, 2018. A funeral service were held at 11:00 am, Saturday, October 13, 2018 at First United Methodist Church with Rev. Kevin Smith officiating. Burial was held in Garden of Memories Cemetery. Preceding the service, visitation was at 10:00 am in the church sanctuary. Thelma was born in Goldonna, LA on August 13, 1926 to the union of Ruth Reed Gunter and Edginton Terrel Gunter. She graduated from Goldonna High School and continued her education in Lake Charles studying business. On Thanksgiving Day 1946, she married Daniel Norwood “Woodie” Smith. Thelma worked at the Mosley Clinic in Winnfield for many years. Thelma was a member of First Methodist Church for over fifty-five years. She held many offices in United Methodist Women Day and Night Units, various church committees, and was a member of the Taste Fair Committee from its inception. Thelma was preceded in death by her husband, her parents, sister Helen G. Painter, and brother Marvin L. Gunter. She is survived by her daughter, Dana Smith Taliaferro and son-in-law Dr. Van Taliaferro, of West Monroe, LA; granddaughter Sloane Taliaferro and husband Stephen Lionetti, of New York City; and sister Terrell G. Jarnagin of Houston, TX. Serving the family as pallbearers were Steve Gunter, Carl Gunter, Sydney Walton, Max Daughtry, Mike Smith, and Rusty Russell. Honorary pallbearers were Sid Jarnagin, Glenn Jarnagin, Tommy Harrel, Dickie Heard, Kiah Beville, and Dr.Mark Shelton.

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