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Philip Smith, 79, Columbus

Philip A. Smith, 79, Columbus, died at 8:50 p.m. May 5, 2014, at Our Hospice of South Central Indiana Inpatient Facility.

Born April 9, 1935, in Brown County, he was the son of Oscar L. and Anna Miller Smith. He married Beverly Tremaine April 27, 1956.

Philip retired from Cummins Engine Company after 33 years of service and attended First Church of the Nazarene. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, golfing, mushroom hunting, gardening and especially enjoyed spending winters in Florida and spending time with his grandchildren.

The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Friday, May 9 at First Church of the Nazarene in Columbus with the Rev. Brian Rodgers officiating. Calling will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, May 8 at Jewell-Rittman Family Funeral Home and from noon until service time Friday at the church. Burial will be in Garland Brook Cemetery.

Memorials can be made to the First Church of the Nazarene, 1245 McClure Road, Columbus, IN 47201.

Survivors include his wife; a son, Philip A. (Robin L.) Smith II of Nashville; daughters, Shauna G. (Tim) Brown and Tonya K. (David) Harden, all of Nashville; a sister, Sandra S. (Kenny) Cox of Nashville; grandchildren, Kacee R. (Thomas Thompson) Smith, Tasha K. Harden, Jalyn T. (Baret) Fawbush, Erika M. Harden, Chandler A. Harden and Braeden N. Brown; great-grandchildren, Devin Smith, Mason Thompson and Knox Fawbush; stepgrandsons, Ryan Harden and Aaron Harden; and a stepgreat-grandson, Cash Harden.

He was preceded in death by his parents; sons, Gary Lynn Smith and Shane Branden Smith; brothers, Leonard Smith and Lee Ray Smith; and sisters, Loretta Baker, Bernice Paswater and Shirley Whittington.

View his video tribute after 5 p.m. Thursday, light a virtual candle and send a message to the family via the Internet at www.jewellrittman.com.

  • December 21
    'Gone Girl' at the Playhouse
    1 p.m., 4 p.m., 7 p.m. BC Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St.
  • December 21
    Railroad museum features model Christmas trains´╗┐
    1 to 7 p.m. BC RR Museum, 18 W. Three Story Hill Road, Fruitdale
  • December 23
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • December 23
    Open 12-step meetings in New Bellsville area
    6 to 7 p.m. Harmony Baptist Church, 3999 Mt. Liberty Road, New Bellesville
  • December 24
    Nashville government offices CLOSED
  • December 24
    Christmas Eve Communion service at Becks Grove church
    7 p.m. Becks Grove Christian Church, 8009 Becks Grove Road
  • December 24
    Candlelight service at Helmsburg church Christmas Eve
    7 p.m. Brown County Community Church, 2370 Main St., Helmsburg
  • December 24
    Candlelight service set for Christmas Eve
    6:30 p.m. Country Gospel Music Church, 5181 State Road 46 East
  • December 24
    Cordry church hosts candlelight service Christmas Eve
    7 p.m. Church of the Lakes, 8844 Nineveh Road
  • December 25
    Government Offices CLOSED
  • December 26
    Bingo
    6 p.m. Fruitdale Fire Station, 5200 State Road 135 North, Bean Blossom
  • December 26
    Brown County Government Offices CLOSED
  • December 26
    'Interstellar' at the Playhouse
    4 p.m., 7 p.m. BC Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St.
  • December 27
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • December 27
    Dave Miller at Abe Martin Lodge
    5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Abe Martin Lodge, Brown County State Park
  • December 27
    'Interstellar' at the Playhouse
    4 p.m., 7 p.m. BC Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St.
  • December 27
    Live band at dance barn
    7:30 p.m. Mike's Dance Barn, 2277 State Road 46 West
  • December 28
    'Interstellar' at the Playhouse
    4 p.m., 7 p.m. BC Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St.
  • December 29
    Jackson Township Board
    7 p.m. Jackson Township Board, Trustee's Office, 5765 Carmel Ridge Road
  • December 30
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • December 31
    Live band at the Playhouse
    8 p.m. BC Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St.
  • January 2
    Bingo
    6 p.m. Fruitdale Fire Station, 5200 State Road 135 North, Bean Blossom
  • January 8
    Go Club meeting Thursdays
    3:30 to 5 p.m. Brown County Public Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • January 10
    Free community breakfast at Sprunica church
    8 to 10 a.m. Sprunica Baptist Church, 3902 Sprunica Road
  • January 14
    Jeff Foster at Hobnob restaurant
    6 to 8 p.m. Hobnob, 17 W. Main St.
  • December 7
    Jeff Foster at Hobnob restaurant
    6 to 8 p.m. Hobnob, 17 W. Main St.