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Thursday, September 7th, 2006
Orla Smith
Orla E. Smith, 83, of Portland, Ind., died Sept. 6, 2006, at his residence.
He was born Sept. 3, 1923, in Van Wert, to Clinton and Alice Sullenberger Smith. On Sept. 3, 1949, he married Annabelle Flory, who survives.
Survivors are a son, Jeff V., Portland, Ind.; a daughter, Rhonda A. Ludy, Portland; three grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; a foster grandchild; and four foster great-grandchildren.
He was a former employee of Sheller Globe Corp. for 33 years and a farmer in Noble Twp., Ind. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and served during World War II, in the European Theater. He was a member of American Legion Post 211, Portland, Ind., Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2840, Salamonia, Ind., and Bellefountain United Methodist Church. He was a 1943 graduate of Madison Township School.
Services are 11 a.m. at the church the Rev. Bob Denney officiating. Burial will follow at Salamonia Cemetery with full military graveside rights.
Calling is 3-7 p.m. Friday at Portland Chapel of Williamson and Spencer Funeral Home, and after 10 a.m. Saturday at the church.
Contributions can be made to the church fund or State of the Heart Home Health and Hospice.
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