Franklin D. Smith, 76, Dunlap

Franklin D. Smith, 76, of Dunlap, died at 11:33 p.m. on Tuesday, June 8, 2010, at Methodist Medical Center in Peoria.

A memorial service will be held at 3:30 p.m. Saturday at Prospect United Methodist Church in Dunlap. Cremation has been accorded, and burial of the ashes will take place at a later date in Prospect Cemetery in Dunlap.

Memorials: In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to an education fund for his granddaughters, which has been established at Better Banks. Condolences may be sent to the family at

Mr. Smith was born on Aug. 16, 1933, in Fillmore, the son of Walter H. and Freta Kirkman Smith. He married Carol Covington on June 20, 1953 in Dunlap.

He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Merrit Smith of Morris.

He is survived by his wife; and son, Jay D. Smith and his wife Ellen of Dunlap; granddaughters, Erin Smith and Emily Smith of Dunlap; and sister, Judy and her husband Wayne Bryant of Washington.

Hammitt-Hott Funeral Home of Princeville is in charge of arrangements.


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