Obituary: Claudia Laverne Smitherman


Claudia Laverne Smitherman, age 80, of Arley, passed away Jan. 28, 2023 at her residence.

She was born on April 12, 1942 in Slaton, Texas.

Private services will be held on a later date.

Claudia is survived by her daughter, Stacy Patton (Danny); sons, Lynn Smitherman and Randy Smitherman; and grandkids, John Ory, Landon Ory, Cade Patton, Paiton Hudson, John Parker Hudson, Riley Hudson, Macy Laine Ory, Justin Patton, Christy Smitherman, Aaron Smitherman, Pamela Crawford, BJ Ramey, Shelton Ramey, Scotty Smitherman, Ashley Smitherman, Leah Smitherman, Cooper Smitherman, Gunner Smitherman, and Gavin Smitherman.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Chrystalene Woolsey; father, Claude Lavon Woolsey; and her sister, Beverly Woolsey Goble.