Eddie Smith Sr.
CLEVELAND — Graveside services for Eddie Lee Smith Sr., 66, of Cleveland, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 22, at Merigold Cemetery, Merigold, with Pastor Gregory Strong officiating. He died Aug. 15, 2020, at his home. Services are under the direction of Byas Funeral Home, Cleveland.
He is survived by his sons, Albert and Edward Thorne, of Cleveland, and Eddie Jr., of Springfield; daughters, Arnesta Mays-Davis, of Mound Bayou, Michelle Thorne, of Cleveland, and Lashundra Sanders-Austin, of Springfield; a brother, Larry Marshall, of Shelby; sisters, Elizabeth Marshall and Lowrean Nelson, both of Cleveland, Ruby Lee Smith, of Chicago, and Linda Rutledge, of Renova; 15 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.