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Charles E. Smith

Charles Edward Smith, 72, Lanesville, died Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2012, at Floyd Memorial Hospital and Health Services in New Albany.
Born June 1, 1940, at Dexterville, Ky., he was the son of the late Hershel and Myrtress Moore Smith.
He was retired forester and land manager for Chester B. Stem Inc. and a member of Mount Vernon Baptist Church in Morgantown, Ky.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Dannie Smith.
Survivors include his wife, the former Sharon J. Payne; two sons, Joseph Bryan of Louisville and Charles M. Bryan of Corydon; two daughters, Sherry D. Cunningham and Kelly Jo Bell, both of Lanesville; a sister, Wanda Harney of New Albany; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Visitation: Friday, Sept. 7, from 1 to 8 p.m. and Saturday, Sept. 8, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Swarens Funeral Home in Ramsey.
Funeral: Saturday, Sept. 8, at 2 p.m. at the funeral home with burial in Bethlehem Cemetery near Crandall.