Eddie "Smitty" Smith

Coahoma Mourns the Passing of Eddie C. “Smitty” Smith

The Coahoma Community College family is deeply saddened by the recent passing of one of our own, Mr. Eddie C. “Smitty" Smith.

Coahoma Mourns the Passing of Eddie C. “Smitty” Smith

Press Release from Coahoma Community College Public Relations; (662) 621-4061 - Marriel Hardy

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Tue May 15, 2018

Eddie "Smitty" SmithThe Coahoma Community College family is deeply saddened by the recent passing of one of our own, Mr. Eddie C. “Smitty" Smith.

He was 82 years old.

Born in Friars Point, MS, Smith has been a fixture within the community and made numerous contributions to uplift those around him and improve the lives of countless residents of the Mississippi Delta.

Mr. Smith attended Coahoma Agricultural High School and Coahoma Junior College (now Coahoma Community College). Later Smith was a longtime employee of CCC. He also served many years on the Coahoma County Board of Supervisors among many other roles. 

Moreover, Smith was an exemplary citizen, family man, and steward of education and life-long learning. His presence will truly be missed.

Coahoma Community College President, Dr. Valmadge T. Towner, reflected on the impact Mr. Smith had on Coahoma as well its surrounding communities.

"Mr. Smith aka "Smitty" is perhaps one of the most recognizable alumnus of Coahoma Community College. He demonstrated his love and dedication to the college and high school by unashamedly and courageously advocating for both institutions all of his adult life as an instructor, alumni affairs director, sports announcer, member of the Coahoma Board of Supervisors and beyond,” said Towner.

“Smitty's impact and influence will have a lasting positive effect on the college and high school for years to come. We will never have an instructor who will dress as nice or teach with cleverness, while also holding the wherewithal to speak with articulatory excellence. We will also have difficulty in ever having an alumnus who totally embodied the practice of really loving Coahoma Community College and Coahoma Early College High aka Aggie. We will keep his family in our thoughts and prayers," Towner Added.

Arrangements will be announced when available.