Mrs. Oleva Smith, age 93 of Sand Lake formerly of Ensley Center, died Monday, November 10, 2003 in Cedar Springs. She was born Oleva Backus in Grant the daughter of Fannie (Anderson) and Charles Emory Backus on May 10, 1910. She married Fred G. Smith on August 24, 1927 in Grand Rapids and he preceded her in death on July 16, 1967. She was a homemaker all her life. She attended Sand Lake United Methodist Church. She played many instruments in several "Old Timers" bands.
Survived by:
Son: Erwin & Sarah Smith of Sand Lake
Daughter: Lorraine Pratt of Belton, SC
Son: Leslie & Betty Marie Smith of Greenback, TN
Son: Ken & Lois Smith of Sand Lake
Daughter: Lorna & Richard Holbrook of Sand Lake
19 Grand children
52 Great Grandchildren
many Great Great Grandchildren
Twin Sister: Geneva Sheldon of Wyoming
Several Nieces and Nephews
Preceded in death by
Husband: Fred Smith of 1967
Twin Grandsons: Dennis Keith & Daniel Duane Pratt of 1958
Granddaughter: Kathy Ann Graham of 1980
Grandson: Robert Smith of 1989
Funeral services will be held at 1:00 PM from the McKinley Grant Chapel, Grant on Friday, November 14, 2003.  Interment in Parkview Cemetery. Visitation Wednesday 7-9 PM Thursday 2-4 & 7-9 PM. Memorials: Metron of Cedar Springs.
- McKinley Funeral Home, Grant, 231-834-5613. http:\\