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Christine Smith Trawick

December 1, 2011

Christine Smith Trawick

Christine Smith Trawick, age 94, passed away Sunday, Nov. 27, 2011, at Waverly Personal Care Home.
Christine Smith Trawick was born Feb. 5, 1917, in Meridian, to Virgil Moore Smith and Nettie Emma Blackmon Smith. She was married to Cecil Pershing Trawick for sixty years who preceded her in death May 6, 2003. Mrs. Trawick graduated from East Mississippi Community College in Scooba and received her Bachelor of Science and Master’s Degrees from Mississippi State University. Her teaching career started in 1939, at Obadiah School and she also taught at Center Hill and Suqualena Schools in Lauderdale County and at Bissell School in Lee County. Her longest tenure was with the Tupelo Public Schools where she taught elementary students for twenty years. Mrs Trawick and her husband were active and faithful members of Harrisburg Baptist Church in Tupelo, and Briarwood Baptist Church in Meridian. She was known for her cooking and gardening, which she generously shared. The family would like to express special thanks to the Waverly Care Home Staff and Community Hospice.
Funeral services are Friday, Dec. 2, 2011, at noon at Robert Barham Family Funeral Home Chapel, in Meridian, with Pastor Jamie Lamoreaux and Dr. Tom Wood officiating. Special music will be provided by her grandchildren, Chris Trawick,Brandon and Caris Trawick Snider and Delores Avara and Buddy McElroy. Burial will be in Forest Lawn Cemetery, in Meridian. Robert Barham Family Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation is Friday from 10 a.m. - noon at Robert Barham Family Funeral Home.
Survivors include her four children: Charles Trawick of Franklin, Tenn., Curtis Trawick and wife Janice of Tupelo, Carey Trawick and wife Sandra of Dora, Ala., and Claire Spradling and husband Stanley of West Point; eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; a sister Sarah Frances Snowden and her husband Norman of Wichita, Kan.
She was preceded in death by her brothers: Wilson, Durward and Evans Smith.
Pallbearers are Chris Trawick, Casey Trawick, Justin Trawick, Will Spradling, Howard Trawick, Mike Trawick and Rickey Trawick.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Briarwood Baptist Church, 8733 Hillview Drive, Meridian, Mississippi 39305.
Family and friends may sign the online guest book at

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