OBITUARY

Gloria Gayle Smith

December 27, 1925June 28, 2018
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Gloria Gayle Smith, 92, passed away at 11:30 am on Thursday June 28, 2018 at home with her family by her side. She was born on December 27, 1925 in Dallas, TX. The daughter of the late, James Ballew and Helen Hearne. She was married to Leland E. "Smitty" Smith for 61 years. He preceded her in death on October 5, 2011. Her hobby was her love for her family. She is survived by her eight children, Georgia C. (Troy) Crites, Gloria H. (Tom) Fayollat, Cindy G. (Mack) Fortenberry, Leland E. (Sherri Lowe) Smith, Jr., James C. (Lisa) Smith, June M. (Mike) Zavaglia, Susan J. Smith and Casey V. Smith; 15 grandchildren, Troy David (Laurel) Crites, Nicol (Christian Rice) Crites, Tom (Janet) Fayollat, Jr., Tracy (Evan) Pickford, Quinton Smith, Chanelle (Adam Scannell) Smith, Megan (John) Millner, Ryan Lowe, Lauryn Smith, Cody Hopkins, Kendall Hopkins, Garrett (Kari) Zavaglia, Shane Zavaglia, Jordan Zavaglia, Jake (Sandra) Fortenberry, Nikki Fortenberry-Mabry and Zeke (Natalie) Fortenberry; 17 great-grandchildren, Vivian Crites, Jonah Crites, Coleton Rice, Trey Fayollat, Frankie Fayollat, Chloe Pickford, Beatrix Pickford, Kacey Smith, Alex Mabry, Brydon Mabry, Cambria Mabry, Daycia Mabry, Olivia Fortenberry, Emelia Fortenberry, Jack Fortenberry, Mia Scannell, Logan Zavaglia, Grayson Millner, Carson Millner. As well as many friends, and extended family who will miss her dearly. Visitation will be held on Sunday July 1, 2018 from 4 to 8 pm at Lake View Funeral Home in Fairview Heights, IL. Funeral service will be held at 10 am on Monday July 2, 2018 at Lake View Funeral Home in Fairview Heights, IL. Burial will follow at Lake View Memorial Gardens. Memorials may be left to BJC Hospice of Alton.

Services

  • Visitation Sunday, July 1, 2018
  • Funeral Service Monday, July 2, 2018
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Andrea and Mike Lobbig

July 1, 2018

Our deepest sympathy to the family of Mrs. Gloria Gayle Smith. She was our neighbor for 27 years. Always smiling and kind. I asked her one day how she survived raising 8 children. She joked and said she had a little help from Jack Daniels. We enjoyed her sense of humor and warm personality. She will be greatly missed. If there is anything we can do in the coming weeks to help your family, please know we are here. Sincerely, Mike and Andrea Lobbig

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