July 13, 2017

Raymond Rufus Smith Jr. died Monday at Maury Regional Medical Center. He was a graduate of old Bridgeforth High School, attended Tennessee State University. He was a US Army veteran and farmer in Columbia. Visitation will be Friday at the Friendship Missionary Baptist Church from 12:00 noon to 1:00pm with the funeral service to follow at 1:00. Burial will be Monday at 1:00 at the Middle Tennessee Veterans Cemetary in Nashville.

Survivors include his wife Joan Smith, one son Alvaroda and wife Jackie of Indiana. Four daughters Cornelia, Kako, Latasha, and April all of North Carolina. Brothers Roger Smith of Culleoka, Rev. Alvin Anderson Sr, Sid Anderson and Brad Anderson of Columbia. Two sisters also survive Johnny Nowlin of Culleoka and Audrey Fulton of Texas, along with 19 grandchildren.

The Rose of Sharon Funeral Service in charge of arrangements for Raymond Rufus Smith Jr.