Bunnell, Florida
Thursday, September 19, 1957


Mrs. Shirley Smith, 18, of Flagler Beach, died early Saturday evening, September 14, at the Flagler Clinic and Hospital following an illness of about three weeks.

She was born in Dorton, Ky., and was a member of the Baptist Church. She had resided in Flagler Beach several months.

She is survived by her husband, James Smith and an infant daughter, Rita Sue Smith of Flagler Beach; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. James Sowards, Detroit, Mich.; seven sisters, .Draxie Mullins, Bellville, Mich.; Dixie Johnson and Molly Pulver, Dicrose, Mich.; Mildred Mullins; Virginia Boyles, Wyandotte, Mich.; Ruth Bowles, Dearborn; Mich.; Bernice Sowards, Atlanta, Ga. Also three brothers, Leslie and Landon Sowards, of Trenton, Mich. and Thomas Sowards of Romulus, Mich.

The body was forwarded Monday evening to Peters Funeral Home in Lincoln Park, Michigan, for funeral services and interment. Craig Funeral Home of St. Augustine was in charge of arrangements.