Max Allen Smith, 80, Milo, Mo., died on Wednesday, August 26, 2009, at St. Johnís Regional Medical Center in Joplin, Mo. following a sudden illness.

A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, August 29, at Crocker Cemetery in Pittsburg. Friends may call now and until 8 p.m. on Friday evening at Ferry Funeral Home, Nevada, Mo.