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2003 April 21
50th Wedding Anniversary
Rev. Howard Theodore Smith (Lorman, MS) and Mrs. Ruby "Etoye" Etaw Nichols Smith (Decatur & Meridian, MS) celebrated their 50th Wedding Anniversary on Saturday, June 7, 2003 in East Chicago, IN. Their nine daughters who live in East Chicago, Indianapolis, and Muncie, IN; Louisville, KY; Dallas, TX, Sierra Vista, AZ, and Bosnia - extended an open invitation to anyone who remembers "Etoye" (or has met her husband and children) to drop a line of congratulations to their parents.

Rev. & Sis. Smith have lived in East Chicago since their marriage in Meridian on June 7, 1953. Rev. Smith attended Alcorn prior to serving in the Army. He pastors the New Starlight Missionary Baptist Church of East Chicago, IN. Sis. Smith worked in a variety of capacities including child care and nursing home activities. Growing up in Decatur, she attended Midway Baptist Church. In Meridian she attended New Hope Baptist Church and graduated from the former T.J. Harris Sr. High School.

Any messages received were shared during the celebration. Feel free to contact them through their daughter, Marcia Smith-Woodard at or P.O. Box 532304 Indianapolis, IN 46253.

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