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Evan Ashad Smith / March 13, 2018

Evan Ashad Smith 18, affectionately known as “Meek” was born Aug. 1, 1999 at Halifax Regional Hospital in South Boston. He departed this life on Sunday, March 11, 2018 at VCU/MCV Hospital, Richmond.

Mr. Smith was a senior at Bluestone High School in Skipwith. Evan was an avid hunter and fisherman; he enjoyed being outside and his dogs. He was also loving and caring with his family and friends.

Mr. Smith is survived by his parents, Eric and Wilma Smith of Chase City; three brothers, Jaelyn Clark, Devon Parrish both of Chase City and Quentin Smith of Danville; one sister, Jasmine Smith of Burlington, N.C.; three aunts, Darlene Hayes (Eric), Shawn Tucker and Tamie Clark; three uncles, Jeffrey Clark, Edward Smith, and Eric Hayes; four great-uncles, seven great-aunts; two close cousins he considered sisters, India Clark and Idaysia Tucker; three close cousins, Trey Bruce, Devon Mosley, and Xavier Dailey; a very close friend, Shanita Tucker, and a host of very caring relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Erik Smith (Dai Dai); his paternal grandparents, Louie and Alberta Smith; his maternal grandfather, Harry Lee Clark, and two uncles, Ernest Smith and Leon Craddock.

A funeral will be held Saturday, March 17, at 2 p.m. at the Robert E. Lee Auditorium, Chase City. Burial will follow in Rocky Mount Baptist Church Cemetery, Skipwith.

Online condolences may be expressed at

Arrangements are by Giles-Harris Funeral Home and Cremation Service.

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