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Obituary: Walker Aaron Smith, 5, dies in St. Louis, MO

His funeral will be Wednesday, January 3, 2007, at South Kentucky Campgrounds. The little boy whose life had touched so many hearts in Adair County will be laid to rest at Bearwallow Cemetery in Adair County
Master Walker Aaron Smith, age 5, of Highway 55 South, Columbia, KY, died Saturday, December. 30, 2006 in St. Louis, MO.

The funeral service will be Wednesday, January 3, 2007, at 1:00pm CT, at South Kentucky Associational Camp Grounds in Russell Springs, KY, with Bro. Jimmy Polston, Bro. Clifton Cowan and Bro. Matthew Cowan officiating.

Survivors include:
  • His parents: Rodney and Rebecca Cowan Smith of Columbia, KY

  • A sister: Elizabeth Ann Smith, Columbia, KY

  • Maternal grandparents: Rev. Clifton and Vicki Cowan, Russell Springs, KY

  • Paternal grandparents: Jim and Eloise Smith, Albany, KY

  • Great-grandmother: Edith Wilson, Columbia, KY

  • and great-great grandmother: Alice Brown, Jabez, KY
He attended Central Union & Walnut Hill Separate Baptist Churches.

Burial will be in Bearwallow Cemetery, near Christine on KY 206 in Columbia, KY.

Visitation will be after 3:00pm on Tuesday, January 2, 2006 at the South Kentucky Associational Camp Grounds, one mile east of Russell Springs, KY.

McKinney-Brown Funeral Home in Liberty, KY, is in charge of arrangements.
Obituary information courtesy McKinne-Brown Funeral Home in Liberty and Grissom Funeral Home in Columbia, KY.
This obituary was made possible through the support of Grissom Funeral Home, established in 1926, located one block off the square at 200 Campbellsville Street in Columbia. To reach David and Cathy Martin, phone 270-384-2149, or E-mail: Large enough to serve comfortably; Small enough to serve personally.


Through the support of Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home, established in 1922, located at 210 Greensburg Street in Columbia. To reach Louis and Brenda McQueary and Richard and Mary Beth Phelps, phone 270-384-2145, or call our 24-hour community obituary information line, 384-6999. E-mail: Website URL: Friends you trust, caring for people you love.

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Grissom-Martin Funeral Home
Located one block off the Square at 200 Campbellsville Street in Columbia, KY.
To reach David and Cathy Martin, phone (270)-384-2149, or e-mail:
Large enough to serve comfortably; Small enough to serve personally.

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REMEMBERING: Walker Aaron Smith July 11, 2001-Dec. 20, 2006

2007-01-02 - Russell Springs, KY - Photo CM staff.
LIGHT BLUE BALLOONS, like the ones above, will mark the route from Steve Warriner Drive (KY 80 East of Russell Springs) to the South Kentucky Associational Camp Ground where visitation begins this afternoon, Tuesday, January 2, 2006 at 3:00pm and where funeral services will be held tomorrow, January 3, 2006, at 1:00pm for little Walker Aaron Smith. The Camp Ground does not have signs, but funeral director Boyd Brown said that those coming from Columbia should watch for Wilson Building Supply on the right and Hubbard's on the left. Campground Road is a left turn immediately east of Hubbard Drive. To get to the campground, turn right at the first street, and watch for the building above on the left. Walker Smith died Saturday evening, December 30, 2006, in St. Louis.

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2007-01-02 - South Kentucky Camp Ground, Russell Springs, KY - Photo By Ed Waggener.
A STORY BOARD accompanied by hundreds of photos of a five and one-half year long life which touched more hearts than most lives ever do in three score and ten, has been arranged in the vestibule of the assembly hall at the South Kentucky Associational Camp Ground in Russell Springs, where Master Walker Aaron Smith lies in repose. The yellow sash in the wreath says, "Thank heaven for Walker." Visitation started at 3:00pm this afternoon in the hall; services will be at the same place at 1:00pm CT, Wednesday, January 3, 2006.

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