Autley Benard Smith
December 13, 1921 - February 8, 2018
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Kilpatrick Funeral Homes - West Monroe
1321 N 7th St.
West Monroe, LA 71291
318-323-9614 | Map
Sunday 2/11, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Service
Kilpatrick Funeral Homes - West Monroe
1321 N 7th St.
West Monroe, LA 71291
318-323-9614 | Map
Monday 2/12, 10:00 am
Hasley Cemetery
West Monroe, LA 71291
Monday 2/12

Autley Benard (A.B.) Smith of West Monroe passed away peacefully February 8 surrounded by a loving wife and family. He was 96 years old. Services will be under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home at 1321 N 7th, West Monroe. Visitation will be from 5:00 7:00PM Sunday, February 11, 2018 and services at 10:00AM Monday…

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Henry Gilbert left a message on February 13, 2018:
A.B. interviewed and hired me for my first forestry position with Olinkraft after my graduation from LA Tech in 1974. He always had my deepest respect as a person and the leader of the forestry group. Merlin was instrumental in my opportunity to interview with A B and has my same respect and appreciation. My condolences to the family of this great man.
A J BURNS left a message on February 12, 2018:
My thoughts and prayers to Merlin and Jane. You have provided the love and care for Mr. A.B. these last years. My fondest memory occurred when Mr. A.B. and Merlin came by the office on day a few years ago. . When, I showed them my print of the "SPIRIT OF LSU " that I had hanging on the wall, Mr. A.B., began to tell the whole story of his brave , historic service to our USA during WWII. What and honor to be in his the presence . A Salute to a true American Hero!!!!
Patsy Simons Allen left a message on February 12, 2018:
Have know him for a number of years. He was always a delightful person and Always enjoyed seeing him.
Sherry F. Duffy left a message on February 12, 2018:
Ruby and girls, I was sorry to hear of the loss of your special someone. Thoughts and prayers with all.
Peggy Lacefield left a message on February 11, 2018:
Thinking of you Ruby and family at this difficult time. My heart hurts for you but I know you all have great memories. Praying for strength and sending my love.
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Sandy Jewell left a message on February 11, 2018:
My heartfelt sympathy Ruby and family. May God give you peace. Cherish the memories
Jeanette Saunders left a message on February 11, 2018:
Psalms 90:10 says “Seventy is the sum of our years, or eighty, if we are strong.” Mr. Benard’s strength lasted over 90 years! What a legacy of memories for family and friends. However, that does not compare to eternal life promised at John 3:16. That is only possible through the resurrection. Jesus will bring back to life those who sleep in death just as he did for his friend Lazarus. (Luke 5:12, 13; John 11:39-44) Millions will be raised from death, providing them with a prospect to live forever. Then envision the reunions as loved ones, who were kept apart by death, hold one another again. Life without end—At Last! (Rev 21:4).
Kilpatrick Funeral Homes left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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