December 28, 2009
EUPORA — Arlene Hitt Smith, 92, died Dec. 26, 2009 at Golden Living Center. Services were today at 11 a.m. at Wise Funeral Home with the Rev. Crouch officiating. Burial will follow in the Philadelphia Cemetery. Mrs. Smith was born Oct. 3, 1917. She was the owner and operator of Hitt’s Grocery, and she was a member of Philadelphia Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husbands, D. C. Avery, Charles Henry Hitt and Oliver Smith. She is survived by her daughters, Nelda Avery Smith, of Arkansas; brothers, Billy Aldridge, of Memphis, Tenn., and Donald Aldridge, of Florida; sisters, Dixie Smith, of Memphis, Tenn., and Sarah Commander, of Biloxi.