Loran Leroy Smith, 90


Loran Leroy Smith, age 90, of Gumboro, passed away on Friday, Jan. 26, 2007, at Coastal Hospice at the Lake in Salisbury, Md.

Born in Gumboro,. Smith was a retired foreman for C.C. Oliphant & Son in Laurel and a member of the Parkway Church of God in Salisbury.

He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Esta M. (Wharton) Smith; daughter Dolores A. Taylor; sons Ronald and N. Dean; nephew Gene Wharton, five grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren, T. Scott Dewey, Hannah Washburn, Kathryn Dewey, Kristina Miller, Kasandra LeGates, Joshua LeGates, Stephanie LeGates, Carol Ann Smith, Luke Smith, Sommer Smith, Foster Smith, Brooke Hunsinger and Aubrey Hunsinger; great-great-grandchild Madyson Washburn; brother, Richard Smith; and sisters, Isabel Meeker, Betty Jean Tice and Ruth Ann Tingle.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Clarence and Blanche (Cordrey) Smith; son, Robert L. Smith; brothers, Waldon and William Smith.

Funeral services were scheduled for Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2007, at the Parkway Church of God; interment was at Line Methodist Church Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions in his name to Coastal Hospice at the Lake, P.O. Box 1733, Salisbury, MD 21802.