M. Lynwood Smith
March 27, 1924 - October 24, 2007
N.L. Clark. He was
the preacher who
took the gospel to
  Mississippi and
 established the
  church at New
      Salem.
New Salem Church of Christ in the late forties or
early fifties. Uncle Johnson Smith is standing by
           his brother...
Some of the
   ladies and
 children of the
  New Salem
Church of Christ.
Another view of
New Salem’s church
  building. The old
tabernacle in which
the gospel meeting
   was held is not
  visible...
Lynwood’s
     maternal
 grandfather, T.E.
(Nong) Smith. He
  was dismissed
 from the Baptist
Church for heresy -
He becam...
Lynwood’s
 grandfather with
Lynwood’s mother,
      Lillian.
Lynwood’s
mother as a
  child.
Lillian, Lynwood’s mother. She died from renal
    failure when he was just two months old.
The only picture we have of Lynwood’s
     mother and father together.
A rare picture
 of Lynwood’s
 mother with
an unidentified
     child.
Lynwood’s
 grandmother
    whom he
  adored. She
was a mother to
 him after his
 own mother’s
   death. Her
 pious life an...
A very rare
 photograph of
Lynwood’s father
and Lynwood - a
 babe in arms.
We think this is
  Grandma
Griffin holding
baby Lynwood.
Lynwood as a
   baby with
(possibly) Aunt
Jo holding him.
Lynwood as a
 motherless babe.
He always made fun
of his “wooly” baby
      booties.
Lynwood and his
 father, Rance
     Smith.
Child Lynwood. Can
  you see why his
 family might have
   spoiled him?
Lynwood as a child in
  a bubble suit and
 button shoes. How
     cute is this?
A picture of H.C.
  Harper, a much-
    loved gospel
 preacher who held
 many meetings at
  New Salem when
Lynwood was a b...
Another picture of
Brother Harper. He
 was an editor of
The Apostolic Way
 and later began
another periodical,
 The Truth,...
Schoolboy
 Lynwood. He
 has his books
and is ready for
school at Loyd
      Star.
Lynwood as a boy.
 These are rare
  pictures. This
 must have been
   some storm
     damage.
Some say Lynwood
     looks rather
   depressed in this
picture. Could it be....
Outside of algebra, Lynwood was an
        exemplary student.
Lynwood graduated with honors from Loyd
       Star High School in 1943.
Young Lynwood,
outside of Loyd
 Star School in
  Mississippi.
Lynwood. How
many pictures
of him in a hat
have you seen?
This is Lynwood
and (we think) his
half-brother, Pat.
Lynwood’s Aunt
   Agnes. She
 never married,
  she cared for
  her parents,
   and worked
 hard all of her
      life.
Agnes worked
   at Shipp’s
   flowers in
 Brookhaven,
 MS for years
and sometimes
     brought
    beautiful
 bouquets for...
A studio
portrait of
 Agnes.
A later
portrait of
 Agnes.
Aunt Jo,
  Agnes, and
 Betty Joyce,
     one of
  Lynwood’s
little cousins,
 at the home
     place.
Lynwood’s
  home as I
 first saw it.
That must be
   Aunt Jo,
  Lynwood’s
grandmother,
 and me out
    on the
  sidewalk.
Young preacher
Lynwood - ready to
 tackle the world.
An early picture of
Lynwood with lots
     of hair.
Part of our singing normal at Ardmore in 1946. L-R Students: Vera
Elmore, Glenn Elmore, Sister Clyde Middick, Barbara Midd...
L-R: Lynwood Smith, Tom E. Smith, Homer L. King, J.D.
Elmore, Raymond Bray, Gayland Osburn. At the site of a
          sin...
Another singing
school picture.
L-R: Opal Tate,
Lynwood, Vera
 Elmore, Glenn
    Elmore.
Lynwood and
   Warren
   Arnett -
 probably at
Sulphur back
 in the late
   forties.
L-R: Nelson Nichols, Glenn Elmore,
Lynwood. At Sulphur, when it was really
            a camp meeting.
Lynwood and Dean
Hopkins at the old
church building on
Tishomingo Avenue
    in Sulphur.
A quintet trying
   out a new
  songbook at
 Sulphur. L-R:
Korean Milner,
Lynwood, Betty
 Tate, Billy Joe
  Tate, Glenn
  ...
Lynwood
posing in the
   pulpit at
Sulphur. Note
 the cup and
 brother E.H.
Miller’s tracts
on the stand.
A spiffy Lynwood with
 Homer Smith, young
Joe Neil Freeman and
Mrs. I.H. Bills, picture
dated March 27, 1949.
At Sulphur again, in the old denominational
tabernacle near the old church building. L-R:
   Howard Robinson, Glenn Elmore...
A young, happy
Lynwood without his
     glasses.
Lynwood in
informal dress
     at the
 tabernacle in
Sulphur. Behind
  him we see
 Bobby McGill,
Korean Milner,
 and Billy...
Too many to name, but part of the young people,
including Lynwood, who attended an early camp
              meeting at Sul...
Larry Robertson, Lois Robertson, and Lynwood
      eating watermelon at Sulphur, OK.
Lois Robertson in
 the yard of the old
    tabernacle at
  Sulphur. She was
     as close as
Lynwood ever came
   to havin...
Lynwood after a
baptizing - probably
   in Missouri or
     Arkansas.
A good-looking group of preachers - probably
at Harrodsburg, IN. L-R: Wayne McKamie, Ted
   Warwick, James Orten, Billy Or...
L-R: Billy Orten, Ted Warwick, James Orten,
     and Lynwood in a Culhane moment.
At Temple, TX, probably in 1951. L-R: Lynwood,
 Johnny Elmore, George Titlow, Ted Warwick,
                  Unknown.
L-R: Dorman (Pinky) Bryant, Lynwood, Billy
            Orten at Sulphur.
L-R: Back Row: Billy Orten, Wayne Fussell, T.J. Shaw, Lynwood;
Middle Row: Leon Fancher, James Orten, Jimmy Shaw; Front Ro...
Lynwood and I made
 the front page of the
  Foreman Sun in our
  mission meeting at
    Oak Grove near
Foreman, Arkansas. ...
The editorial staff of The Proclaimer at Sulphur.
L-R: Ted Warwick, Paul Mackey, L.G. Butler, Doyle
 Elliott, John D. Smit...
L-R: Leon
   Fancher,
Dorman (Pinky)
    Bryant,
   Lynwood,
Johnny Elmore.
This must have
    been at
   Foreman,
Arkansa...
Lynwood and
 brother T.J.
  Shaw, of
Commodore,
PA, father of
 Tommy and
Jimmy Shaw.
Lynwood and
John D. Smith. Do
you suppose this
  was about the
  time a Baptist
preacher referred
 to Lynwood as
     “Fat...
An early
  picture of
  Lynwood.
 Looks like it
  may have
been before a
   evening
   service.
Lynwood’s
 Aunt Ivy and
Aunt Agnes at
 the lunch at
 the close of
New Salem’s
  meeting in
  August. No
 doubt many
 chick...
The cornerstone of New Salem church building.
 We could only wish that Lynwood had lived to
celebrate the 100th anniversar...
Another
  picture of
Cousin Sis and
   Aunt Jo
   resting
between lunch
   and the
  afternoon
   service.
Aunt Armindy, Aunt Jo, Lynwood’s grandmother
 (center) and Cousin Sis at the annual gospel
            meeting at New Sale...
This picture of
 Lynwood and me
must be in the early
  sixties - look at
those narrow ties.
Lynwood is not
doing the Watusi.
   He’s trying to
     start an
  uncooperative
lawnmower. Note
     my 1950
Chevrolet pa...
I hardly
 remember
   this but
  Lynwood
 and I were
painting the
porch at his
    home.
He and I were at
  Knott’s Berry
 Farm. Lynwood
was trying to look
mysterious, and I
was trying to look
  like Stephen
   ...
Another picture
 at Knott’s Berry
Farm with Wayne
 DeGough - not a
 very convincing
  photograph of
trying to subdue
     ...
L-R: Clarence Cude, Johnny Elmore, Wayne DeGough, Jack
Ivey and Lynwood at Knott’s Berry Farm. Make-believe fun.
Another picture of Lynwood’s home in
        southern Mississipi.
A picture of
  me and
Lynwood at
 his home.
A relaxing
  moment on
  Lynwood’s
 porch during
 Paul Nichols’
meeting at New
  Salem. L-R:
   Lynwood,
Johnny, Wilma
   ...
Lynwood
baptizing an
unidentified
young man.
Lynwood in
 his study. I
think this is
 Tim Berna
  with him.
Lynwood at
 our house in
 Fort Worth in
    the late
   sixties or
seventies. Did
     he like
 watermelon?
Happy days
  with Stan,
Joni and Kim
at the Elmore
 home in Ft.
 Worth. Our
   children
 referred to
 Lynwood as
    “Uncl...
Lynwood with Johnny Elmore and Irvin
      Barnes at Sulphur, OK.
My mother and dad at New Salem’s meeting -
    one year when I held the meeting.
L-R: James Norton
 (Judy Dickinson’s
grandfather), Sam
    and Irma Lee
Smith with Grafton
  (Jimmie Smith’s
    father) i...
Lynwood
  and an
unidentified
    boy.
 Lynwood
was a great
encourager
 of young
  people.
Lynwood and
an unidentified
sister. He truly
cherished and
   respected
 older sisters.
Lynwood with his Uncle Garland, Aunt Ivy,
    on his Aunt Bernice’s birthday.
You can barely see Lynwood standing in
the door of his home in this photograph.
The
 chameleon
lizards kept
   me and
  Lynwood
entertained
    as we
  enjoyed a
visit on the
front porch.
Lynwood and
    Robert
  Holmes of
Birmingham,
AL. The man
 at the organ
  is Fletcher
  Gurganus,
Billie Holmes’
 great-u...
I do not
   remember
  where this
  picture was
   taken, but
evidently it was
before I had my
eyebrows lifted.
L-R: Raymond Fox, Lywood, Glen Osburn,
and Greg DeGough. I’m sure he borrowed
               the hat.
Lynwood’s
 study - taken
after his death.
It looks better
  with a new
    paint job.
      Some
 landscaping
 work was in...
Landscaping
 around Lynwood’s
   study after his
  death. Note the
  huge tree blown
   down during a
  storm when we
were...
Lynwood’s study. This picture was taken after his
death. Note the Stamps poster in the back. It was
 signed by all of the ...
A view of part of Lynwood’s library.
Another view of his books and in the foreground, the table
 where he wrapped the books he sold and mailed. He had
        ...
A letter from C.C.
Stafford - A teacher
   in the Stamps
 Quartet School of
 Music, with whom
  Lynwood wrote
  many songs...
A letter from E.E.
     Davis of
Convention Music
Co. responding to
condolences from
 Lynwood at O.A.
  Parris’s death.
A letter from
  Hovie Lister,
   pianist and
 spokesman for
   the famed
   Statesmen
  Quartet. This
quartet recorded
Lyn...
A letter from
Albert E. Brumley,
 one of the best-
  known gospel
song writers. We
 are familiar with
   many of his
     ...
A letter from
  Rupert Cravens.
Lynwood published
many of his songs
  and wrote words
 for some of them.
   Cravens was a
...
A letter from O.C.
    Boone, later
    president of
Convention Music
    Co., sending
Lynwood music to
   put to words.
 ...
A letter from Mrs.
     J.R. Baxter
thanking him for a
  plant he sent for
   the holidays. I
    don’t know if
Lynwood ev...
Lynwood and me at Lebanon. This photo
was in front of the “dummy” of his last songbook
     along with the poem about old ...
Lynwood’s home after his
death and some landscaping.
Lynwood and the Elmore Family at the church
  house during his last meeting in Ardmore.
L-R: Chad Smith, Jeff Cantrell, Lynwood, Kip Smith,
and Ryan Cantrell during Lynwood’s last meeting in
                   ...
Johnny Elmore, Ronny Wade, and
Lynwood at the Lebanon meeting.
This was not so
   long before
Lynwood’s death.
  This may have
  been taken in
    Ardmore.
The graveyard at
 New Salem and
Lynwood’s grave
  & headstone.
Lynwood is buried next to his Aunt Agnes. He argued
 with her all the time but loved her beyond measure.
Lynwood Smith: A simple man. Defender
   of the truth. Master of the song.
“If you would be a
 friend, a friend forever,
don’t act as if my faults
you do not see. But tell
  me of the Friend who
  ...
Produced by Johnny & Sally Elmore, Stan
        Elmore, & Clay Elmore.


Thanks to Darrell & Diane Smith for their
  dedic...
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M. Lynwood Smith

  1. 1. M. Lynwood Smith March 27, 1924 - October 24, 2007
  2. 2. N.L. Clark. He was the preacher who took the gospel to Mississippi and established the church at New Salem.
  3. 3. New Salem Church of Christ in the late forties or early fifties. Uncle Johnson Smith is standing by his brother, T.E. (Nong) Smith.
  4. 4. Some of the ladies and children of the New Salem Church of Christ.
  5. 5. Another view of New Salem’s church building. The old tabernacle in which the gospel meeting was held is not visible but stood just beyond the corner of the building.
  6. 6. Lynwood’s maternal grandfather, T.E. (Nong) Smith. He was dismissed from the Baptist Church for heresy - He became a New Testament Christian.
  7. 7. Lynwood’s grandfather with Lynwood’s mother, Lillian.
  8. 8. Lynwood’s mother as a child.
  9. 9. Lillian, Lynwood’s mother. She died from renal failure when he was just two months old.
  10. 10. The only picture we have of Lynwood’s mother and father together.
  11. 11. A rare picture of Lynwood’s mother with an unidentified child.
  12. 12. Lynwood’s grandmother whom he adored. She was a mother to him after his own mother’s death. Her pious life and example brought out the best in him.
  13. 13. A very rare photograph of Lynwood’s father and Lynwood - a babe in arms.
  14. 14. We think this is Grandma Griffin holding baby Lynwood.
  15. 15. Lynwood as a baby with (possibly) Aunt Jo holding him.
  16. 16. Lynwood as a motherless babe. He always made fun of his “wooly” baby booties.
  17. 17. Lynwood and his father, Rance Smith.
  18. 18. Child Lynwood. Can you see why his family might have spoiled him?
  19. 19. Lynwood as a child in a bubble suit and button shoes. How cute is this?
  20. 20. A picture of H.C. Harper, a much- loved gospel preacher who held many meetings at New Salem when Lynwood was a boy.
  21. 21. Another picture of Brother Harper. He was an editor of The Apostolic Way and later began another periodical, The Truth, which was the precursor of The Old Paths Advocate.
  22. 22. Schoolboy Lynwood. He has his books and is ready for school at Loyd Star.
  23. 23. Lynwood as a boy. These are rare pictures. This must have been some storm damage.
  24. 24. Some say Lynwood looks rather depressed in this picture. Could it be....
  25. 25. Outside of algebra, Lynwood was an exemplary student.
  26. 26. Lynwood graduated with honors from Loyd Star High School in 1943.
  27. 27. Young Lynwood, outside of Loyd Star School in Mississippi.
  28. 28. Lynwood. How many pictures of him in a hat have you seen?
  29. 29. This is Lynwood and (we think) his half-brother, Pat.
  30. 30. Lynwood’s Aunt Agnes. She never married, she cared for her parents, and worked hard all of her life.
  31. 31. Agnes worked at Shipp’s flowers in Brookhaven, MS for years and sometimes brought beautiful bouquets for the church.
  32. 32. A studio portrait of Agnes.
  33. 33. A later portrait of Agnes.
  34. 34. Aunt Jo, Agnes, and Betty Joyce, one of Lynwood’s little cousins, at the home place.
  35. 35. Lynwood’s home as I first saw it. That must be Aunt Jo, Lynwood’s grandmother, and me out on the sidewalk.
  36. 36. Young preacher Lynwood - ready to tackle the world.
  37. 37. An early picture of Lynwood with lots of hair.
  38. 38. Part of our singing normal at Ardmore in 1946. L-R Students: Vera Elmore, Glenn Elmore, Sister Clyde Middick, Barbara Middick, C.T. McCormack (teacher), Opal Tate, Jack Ivey, Lynwood, Winston Middick, and Gayland Osburn.
  39. 39. L-R: Lynwood Smith, Tom E. Smith, Homer L. King, J.D. Elmore, Raymond Bray, Gayland Osburn. At the site of a singing normal at Ardmore in 1946.
  40. 40. Another singing school picture. L-R: Opal Tate, Lynwood, Vera Elmore, Glenn Elmore.
  41. 41. Lynwood and Warren Arnett - probably at Sulphur back in the late forties.
  42. 42. L-R: Nelson Nichols, Glenn Elmore, Lynwood. At Sulphur, when it was really a camp meeting.
  43. 43. Lynwood and Dean Hopkins at the old church building on Tishomingo Avenue in Sulphur.
  44. 44. A quintet trying out a new songbook at Sulphur. L-R: Korean Milner, Lynwood, Betty Tate, Billy Joe Tate, Glenn Elmore.
  45. 45. Lynwood posing in the pulpit at Sulphur. Note the cup and brother E.H. Miller’s tracts on the stand.
  46. 46. A spiffy Lynwood with Homer Smith, young Joe Neil Freeman and Mrs. I.H. Bills, picture dated March 27, 1949.
  47. 47. At Sulphur again, in the old denominational tabernacle near the old church building. L-R: Howard Robinson, Glenn Elmore, Larry Robertson, Lynwood, Johnny Elmore.
  48. 48. A young, happy Lynwood without his glasses.
  49. 49. Lynwood in informal dress at the tabernacle in Sulphur. Behind him we see Bobby McGill, Korean Milner, and Billy Joe Tate. This must have been the year Lynwood lost his suitcase.
  50. 50. Too many to name, but part of the young people, including Lynwood, who attended an early camp meeting at Sulphur.
  51. 51. Larry Robertson, Lois Robertson, and Lynwood eating watermelon at Sulphur, OK.
  52. 52. Lois Robertson in the yard of the old tabernacle at Sulphur. She was as close as Lynwood ever came to having a girl.
  53. 53. Lynwood after a baptizing - probably in Missouri or Arkansas.
  54. 54. A good-looking group of preachers - probably at Harrodsburg, IN. L-R: Wayne McKamie, Ted Warwick, James Orten, Billy Orten, and Lynwood.
  55. 55. L-R: Billy Orten, Ted Warwick, James Orten, and Lynwood in a Culhane moment.
  56. 56. At Temple, TX, probably in 1951. L-R: Lynwood, Johnny Elmore, George Titlow, Ted Warwick, Unknown.
  57. 57. L-R: Dorman (Pinky) Bryant, Lynwood, Billy Orten at Sulphur.
  58. 58. L-R: Back Row: Billy Orten, Wayne Fussell, T.J. Shaw, Lynwood; Middle Row: Leon Fancher, James Orten, Jimmy Shaw; Front Row: Nancy McLemore, June Branch, Janetta Branch and Sister Shaw seated.
  59. 59. Lynwood and I made the front page of the Foreman Sun in our mission meeting at Oak Grove near Foreman, Arkansas. It must have been a slow news day. This meeting is described in Lynwood’s book.
  60. 60. The editorial staff of The Proclaimer at Sulphur. L-R: Ted Warwick, Paul Mackey, L.G. Butler, Doyle Elliott, John D. Smith, Johnny Elmore, Lynwood.
  61. 61. L-R: Leon Fancher, Dorman (Pinky) Bryant, Lynwood, Johnny Elmore. This must have been at Foreman, Arkansas in the early fifties.
  62. 62. Lynwood and brother T.J. Shaw, of Commodore, PA, father of Tommy and Jimmy Shaw.
  63. 63. Lynwood and John D. Smith. Do you suppose this was about the time a Baptist preacher referred to Lynwood as “Fatso”?
  64. 64. An early picture of Lynwood. Looks like it may have been before a evening service.
  65. 65. Lynwood’s Aunt Ivy and Aunt Agnes at the lunch at the close of New Salem’s meeting in August. No doubt many chicken pies were consumed.
  66. 66. The cornerstone of New Salem church building. We could only wish that Lynwood had lived to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the church.
  67. 67. Another picture of Cousin Sis and Aunt Jo resting between lunch and the afternoon service.
  68. 68. Aunt Armindy, Aunt Jo, Lynwood’s grandmother (center) and Cousin Sis at the annual gospel meeting at New Salem.
  69. 69. This picture of Lynwood and me must be in the early sixties - look at those narrow ties.
  70. 70. Lynwood is not doing the Watusi. He’s trying to start an uncooperative lawnmower. Note my 1950 Chevrolet parked in the shade, and the lane to his home.
  71. 71. I hardly remember this but Lynwood and I were painting the porch at his home.
  72. 72. He and I were at Knott’s Berry Farm. Lynwood was trying to look mysterious, and I was trying to look like Stephen Elmore.
  73. 73. Another picture at Knott’s Berry Farm with Wayne DeGough - not a very convincing photograph of trying to subdue a bear.
  74. 74. L-R: Clarence Cude, Johnny Elmore, Wayne DeGough, Jack Ivey and Lynwood at Knott’s Berry Farm. Make-believe fun.
  75. 75. Another picture of Lynwood’s home in southern Mississipi.
  76. 76. A picture of me and Lynwood at his home.
  77. 77. A relaxing moment on Lynwood’s porch during Paul Nichols’ meeting at New Salem. L-R: Lynwood, Johnny, Wilma and Paul Nichols.
  78. 78. Lynwood baptizing an unidentified young man.
  79. 79. Lynwood in his study. I think this is Tim Berna with him.
  80. 80. Lynwood at our house in Fort Worth in the late sixties or seventies. Did he like watermelon?
  81. 81. Happy days with Stan, Joni and Kim at the Elmore home in Ft. Worth. Our children referred to Lynwood as “Uncle Lynwood.”
  82. 82. Lynwood with Johnny Elmore and Irvin Barnes at Sulphur, OK.
  83. 83. My mother and dad at New Salem’s meeting - one year when I held the meeting.
  84. 84. L-R: James Norton (Judy Dickinson’s grandfather), Sam and Irma Lee Smith with Grafton (Jimmie Smith’s father) in the background at New Salem’s annual gospel meeting.
  85. 85. Lynwood and an unidentified boy. Lynwood was a great encourager of young people.
  86. 86. Lynwood and an unidentified sister. He truly cherished and respected older sisters.
  87. 87. Lynwood with his Uncle Garland, Aunt Ivy, on his Aunt Bernice’s birthday.
  88. 88. You can barely see Lynwood standing in the door of his home in this photograph.
  89. 89. The chameleon lizards kept me and Lynwood entertained as we enjoyed a visit on the front porch.
  90. 90. Lynwood and Robert Holmes of Birmingham, AL. The man at the organ is Fletcher Gurganus, Billie Holmes’ great-uncle.
  91. 91. I do not remember where this picture was taken, but evidently it was before I had my eyebrows lifted.
  92. 92. L-R: Raymond Fox, Lywood, Glen Osburn, and Greg DeGough. I’m sure he borrowed the hat.
  93. 93. Lynwood’s study - taken after his death. It looks better with a new paint job. Some landscaping work was in progress.
  94. 94. Landscaping around Lynwood’s study after his death. Note the huge tree blown down during a storm when we were going through his stuff. Is there a connection?
  95. 95. Lynwood’s study. This picture was taken after his death. Note the Stamps poster in the back. It was signed by all of the famous group, including J.D. Sumner.
  96. 96. A view of part of Lynwood’s library.
  97. 97. Another view of his books and in the foreground, the table where he wrapped the books he sold and mailed. He had many rare books.
  98. 98. A letter from C.C. Stafford - A teacher in the Stamps Quartet School of Music, with whom Lynwood wrote many songs. A good many of us studied harmony under Mr. Stafford.
  99. 99. A letter from E.E. Davis of Convention Music Co. responding to condolences from Lynwood at O.A. Parris’s death.
  100. 100. A letter from Hovie Lister, pianist and spokesman for the famed Statesmen Quartet. This quartet recorded Lynwood’s song, Some Things I’d Change.
  101. 101. A letter from Albert E. Brumley, one of the best- known gospel song writers. We are familiar with many of his songs.
  102. 102. A letter from Rupert Cravens. Lynwood published many of his songs and wrote words for some of them. Cravens was a Presbyterian minister, originally from Competition, MO near Lebanon.
  103. 103. A letter from O.C. Boone, later president of Convention Music Co., sending Lynwood music to put to words. Lynwood was a popular wordsmith among gospel song writers.
  104. 104. A letter from Mrs. J.R. Baxter thanking him for a plant he sent for the holidays. I don’t know if Lynwood ever read Carnegie’s book, but he knew how to win friends and influence people.
  105. 105. Lynwood and me at Lebanon. This photo was in front of the “dummy” of his last songbook along with the poem about old friends.
  106. 106. Lynwood’s home after his death and some landscaping.
  107. 107. Lynwood and the Elmore Family at the church house during his last meeting in Ardmore.
  108. 108. L-R: Chad Smith, Jeff Cantrell, Lynwood, Kip Smith, and Ryan Cantrell during Lynwood’s last meeting in Ardmore.
  109. 109. Johnny Elmore, Ronny Wade, and Lynwood at the Lebanon meeting.
  110. 110. This was not so long before Lynwood’s death. This may have been taken in Ardmore.
  111. 111. The graveyard at New Salem and Lynwood’s grave & headstone.
  112. 112. Lynwood is buried next to his Aunt Agnes. He argued with her all the time but loved her beyond measure.
  113. 113. Lynwood Smith: A simple man. Defender of the truth. Master of the song.
  114. 114. “If you would be a friend, a friend forever, don’t act as if my faults you do not see. But tell me of the Friend who leaves me never, and point me to the cross of Calvary.” --M. Lynwood Smith. Gone, but not forgotten.
  115. 115. Produced by Johnny & Sally Elmore, Stan Elmore, & Clay Elmore. Thanks to Darrell & Diane Smith for their dedication to Lynwood’s estate and memory. Thanks to Derwin Reynolds for making this presentation possible.

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