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Olson / Smith

Wayne Olson

Wayne Olson, 44, passed away suddenly Dec. 30, 2006. He was a resident of Kingman and Las Vegas. Wayne was born in France on Sept. 1, 1962, when his father served in the armed forces.

Wayne was a retired registered nurse. He was a great father, son, brother, cousin, nephew to all of us who loved him.

Wayne loved to hike, fish and was an "avid sailor" (garage saler). He loved to collect different items. He would do anything to help his family and loved ones. We will miss him and love him always.

Wayne is survived by his daughter, Danielle of Dillon, Mont.; his mother, Sandy Huson of Kingman; father, George Olson of Las Vegas; brother, Dennis Kubas of Phoenix; sister, Minda Fryer of Winchester, Calif.; sister, Nicole White of Las Vegas; brother, Shawn Olson of Las Vegas; sister, Christy Guffey of Las Vegas; nieces and nephews and treasured cousins.

We will all be waiting to see you in heaven, Wayne. Rest in peace.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Westcare of Las Vegas in Wayne's name. Services will be private.

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Charlie Smith

Charlie Smith, 59, of Kingman died Thursday, Jan. 4, 2007, at home in Kingman. He was born April 23, 1947, in Augusta, Ark.

Charlie lived in Kingman for the past four-and-a-half years; he moved here from Dowagiac, Mich. He worked as a laborer for Consumers Concrete.

He was a member of the Kingman Social Club, went to bingo, bowled and worked in his garage making benches and bingo boards. He liked going to the flea market on Saturdays and going to church at Kingman First Assembly of God. He liked playing cards and occasionally going to Laughlin. He loved to hunt and fish when possible with Aunt Bet.

Charlie's parents, Lorine Lucille Ragan and Leon Smith, preceded him in death. He is survived by his wife of 29 years, Leeta B. Smith; two daughters, Terri M. Franke (Norman) of Boothwyn, Pa., and Jennifer J. Smith (Ron) of Dowagiac; two grandchildren, Aden and Joseph; two brothers, James Arlond Smith of McGehee, Ark., and Chester Earl Smith of Georgetown, Ark.; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 9, at Sutton Memorial Funeral Home, 1701 Sycamore Ave. The service will be at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 20, in McGehee. Interment will also be in McGehee.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to KRMC Hospice.

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