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Fred Oscar “Bodie” Smith

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Fred Oscar “Bodie” Smith, 78, of Ashley, passed away at 4:45 A.M. Tuesday, January 17, 2017 at his niece’s residence in Ashley. He was born Friday, March 4, 1938 in Mount Vernon, and was raised by Lucille Creel and Frank Smith.

Per his request, Mr. Smith will be cremated and no public services will be held at this time. A private family burial of ashes will be held at Mt. Zion Cemetery at a later date.

Fred Oscar Smith is survived by his niece, Mary Shopinski and husband, David of Ashley; sister, Evelyn Lance of Hollywood, Fla.; several nieces and nephews; numerous great nieces and nephews; and son, Russel Smith and wife, Mary of St. Louis, Mo.

His parents, Lucille Creel and Frank and several siblings, including his brother, Roy Dale Smith preceded him in death.

Fred served in the United States Army, was a member of Modern Woodmen of America, and lived on the internet. He enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his great niece, Ayla.

For those who wish, memorials may be given to the American Cancer Society or to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and will be accepted at the funeral home or mailed to Hughey Funeral Home, P.O. Box 721, Mount Vernon, Illinois 62864.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Hughey Funeral Home where you may call (618) 242-3348 or visit for further information and to send condolences.