Chapel services for Hazel P. Smith, 78, of Exeter were held on April 16 at Smith Family Chapel. She was buried at the Exeter District Cemetery. She passed away on April 11 at Kaweah Delta Hospital.

She was born in Arkansas to William and Addie Thomas on July 16, 1925. She came to the Exeter area in 1941 and married Merrell E. Smith in Nevada in 1942. They made their home in Exeter where they farmed for most of their lives. She was a member of the Exeter Methodist Church.

She is survived by daughters Teri Stewart and her husband Kelly and Charlotte Carreia and her husband Vernon; grandsons Darren, Dale and Scott; great-grandchildren Sarah, Jacob, Rebecca and George.

On-line condolences may be made at www.smithfamilychapel.com. Donations may be made to the Tulare County Animal Shelter, 14131 Avenue 256 in Visalia, CA 93292. Arrangements were under the direction of Smith Family Chapel.

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