Mervin L. Smith, Sr.

Rayne - Funeral services were held at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Saturday, September 6, 2008, at 10:00 a.m. for Mervin Leslie Smith, Sr., 58 who died Tuesday, September 2, 2008, at his residence.

Interment was in the Abshire Cemetery, rural Kaplan.

Survivors are  his wife, Neva Simon Smith of Rayne; son, Mervin Leslie Smith, Jr. of Rayne; son, Mervin Scott Smitth of Eunice; daughter, Lisa  Skelton of Eunice; daughter, Sandy Lyons of Eunice; daughter, Connie Stagg of Eunice; daughter, Darnel Smith of Kinder; daughter, Chastity Richard of Eunice; 13 grandchildren; brother, John Smith of Rayne; brother, Darrell Smith of Eunice; brother, Teurling Smith of Carencro; sister, Joyce Smith of Eunice; and sister, Shirley Jagneaux of Lafayette.

He was preceded in death by parents, John Gilton Smith and Bertha Mary Benoit Smith.

He was born Wednesday, January 25, 1950 in Church Point.

Friends were received Friday, September 5, 2008, from 9:00 a.m. until 10:00 p.m. and Saturday, September 6, 2008, from 8:00 a.m. until service at Gossen Funeral Home, Inc.

Friends may view the obituary and guestbook online at

Arrangements were entrusted to Gossen Funeral Home, Inc. of Rayne.

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