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Mr. Samuel Boyd Smith, Sr.

The Smith, Kpue, and Jacobs families are deeply saddened to announce the passing of Mr. Samuel Boyd Smith, Sr. (commonly known as Uncle Sam). Uncle Sam was a former employee of LAMCO, Buchanan, Liberia. He was also a dedicated member of the Liberian Christian Baptist Church and former member of the Bassa Association of Washington, DC. After a long period of illness, he transitioned on Thursday, April 19, 2018 at the Frederick General Memorial Hospital in Frederick MD, USA.

He is survived by his wife Mrs. Marie M.J. Smith; 6 children; 5 sisters; 4 brothers; 12 nephews, 10 nieces; 9 grandchildren, and a host of other relatives and friends in the USA and Liberia. 

Funeral Services:


Friday, May 18, 2018

6PM - 9PM at Minnich Funeral Home

415 E. Wilson Blvd.

Hagerstown, MD 21740

Funeral Service:

Saturday, May 19, 2018

9AM -11AM at Minnich Funeral Home

415 E. Wilson Blvd.,

Hagerstown, MD. 21740

Burial Ceremony:

It will be located at Rose Hill Cemetery in Hagerstown, MD

The Rev. Joseph Boayue will the officiating Pastor.


It will be held at Baymont by Wyndham hotel in Hagerstown

431 Dual Highway, Hagerstown, MD 21740

For hotel reservations, please contact the Days Inn by Wyndham Hagerstown

located at 1101Dual Highway, Hagerstown, MD 21740.

Tel: 301-733- 2700

Kindly feel free to contact the below family members:

  1. Trokon Smith - 240-676-8993

  2. Roosevelt Smith - 240-505-9369

  3. Marie M.J. Smith - 763-957-0531

  4. Joseph K. Smith - 240-413-4781

  5. Rosaline Kpue Parry 301-221-4009

  6. Francis Kpue 240-604-5396