Clara Alice Smith
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Clara Alice Smith
  • April 9, 1922 - December 16, 2017
  • Red Oak, Texas

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Clara Alice Hamblin Smith (or Granny as everyone called her), 95, longtime resident of Oak Cliff, (Dallas), Texas passed away on December 16, 2017 in DeSoto, Texas.


Granny is now reunited with her Mother and Father, Verna Alice, Grover Cleveland. She also reunites with her daughter, Betty Jean, and her brothers William Robert (Bob) and Grover Cleveland (G.C.). Left to cherish her memory is her daughters, Bonnie Reaves of Manitoba Canada, Linda Harding and husband Chris of Red Oak, Texas and son, Frank Smith and wife Irene of Dallas, Texas. Her beloved grandchildren and spouses include Christopher, Stephanie and Raymond, Angela and Jason, John and Racheal, Nikki and Issa, Timothy and Gwen, Rachel and Jeremy, Lena and Stephen, Carl and Christy, Cristin and David, Robin and Linda, Christina and Jay, Jennifer and Abrahim, Dalton, Joshua, Jessica. And the treasured great-grandbabies are Macaila, Madison, Hagan, Kaitlyn, Kelsey, Carl, Riley, Camden, Hunter, Bethany, Seth, Isaac, Timothy, Derek, Daren, Kendra, Tony, Jessica, Brooke, Sean, Dustin, Reagan, Kyndall, Micah, Kayla, Natasha, Jeremiah, Nathan, Zachary, Marissa, Alyssa, Alex, Tabitha, Ashley, Valerie, Stephen, Callie, Jack, Max, Mason, Emerie, Julian, Mackenzie, Derek, Sophia, Aiden. And Great-Great grandbabies, Andrew and Jaylynne


Born in Winthrop, Arkansas in 1922, Granny attended college in Arkansas, moved to Louisiana, then on to Texas in 1967 and remained in Texas.


Granny lived a long, full life. She loved traveling and camping. She was funny, smart, an avid gardener and loved Hershey Kisses, playing dominos and Skip-Bo. A few memories that will always be with us are the adventure stories of driving to Canada, and her driving mishaps. But most important to her were her family, children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She will always remain in the hearts and souls of those who were privileged to call her "GRANNY."


A funeral service will be held on Thursday, December 21, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. at Laurel Land Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Laurel Land Memorial Park. The family will receive friends on Wednesday, December 20, 2017 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Laurel Land Funeral Home.