Edna Smith of Evening Shade celebrated her 96th birthday March 4 with her children and their spouses. They are Veda Horton of Bixby Okla., R.V. and Freda Smith of Newton, Iowa, and Juney and Bobbie Smith of Evening Shade.
The day following her birthday Mrs. Smith was given a surprise visit from her nieces and nephews. Those who attended were Paul and Joann Weston of Independence, Mo.; Virginia Jordan and her daughter, Evelyn Allman, of Winfield, Mo.; Beverly Rodgers of Salem; and Lloyd and Marie Yancey, Kim and Jill Yancey, Vernon Neal, Bethel Owens and her daughter, Karen Owens, Marie and Larry Lindsey, Laverne and Clifford Carpenter, Ronnie Dockins, Lena Mae Hammett, all of Izard County. Only three nephews and a niece were unable to attend. They are V.C. Yancey, Mosie Yancey, Rick Neal and Shirley Williams.
Also attending the second celebration were Edna's children and their spouses; her granddaughter, Judy Wolfe of Evening Shade; her great-granddaughter, Lori Wolfe of Evening Shade; and her grandson, Randy Neal of Sidney.