Franklin Seymour Smith

Published 11:33 am Monday, June 24, 2013

MOBILE – Franklin “Frank” Seymour Smith, age 65, born in Mobile and a resident of Atmore, died Thursday, June 20, 2013, at Providence Hospital. He was co-owner of Smith Sporting Goods in Bay Minette. He was a veteran of the National Guard.

He is survived by his wife, Diane Harville Smith of Atmore; his children, Cheryl Ann Smith of Daphne, Thomas J. McConnell of Rabun, Brian Earl (Katie) Smith of Atmore and Christopher Ashley (Helena) Smith of Mobile; one brother, Jerry Earl Smith of Perdido Beach; nine grandchildren, Codi (Jordan) Nettles, Casey Paslay, Matthew McConnell, Kahlie McConnell, Morgan McConnell, Garrett Smith, Timothy Smith, Riley Smith and Violet Smith; two great grandchildren, Layla McConnell and Daniel Knoxx Anderson.

Funeral services will be held Sunday, June 23, 2013, at 2 p.m. at the chapel of Norris Funeral Home with Dr. Henry Cox officiating. Burial will follow at White Cemetery.

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The family will receive friends Saturday, June 22, 2013, from 6 until 9 p.m. at Norris Funeral Home.

The family will accept flowers or donations can be made to the charity of your choice.

Funeral arrangements are by Norris Funeral Home, 402 E. 2nd St., Bay Minette, AL 36507, 251-937-9596. To post online condolences, please visit our website at