Corliss Jean Smith
November 23, 1952 - January 17, 2009

Corliss Cobb Smith, 56, of Beaumont passed away as a result of ALS (Lou Gehrigís Disease) January 17, 2009 at her residence.  She was born November 23, 1952 in Cushing, Oklahoma to William and Ruth (Bowser) Cobb. A resident of Beaumont since 2007, she lived in Arkadelphia, Arkansas and Kennesaw, Georgia where she taught elementary school for over twenty-five years.
She loved teaching, especially teaching children how to read. She was nationally recognized and earned numerous awards for her teaching skills.   In high school she played the French horn and taught piano lessons.  Later in her life she again picked up the French horn playing in the First Baptist Church of Arkadelphia orchestra.  Her other contributions and involvements with children include her service as a den mother with the Cub Scouts, teaching Sunday School, and her and her husbandís time as foster parents.
She is survived by her husband, Randy Smith of Beaumont; parents, William and Ruth Cobb of Henderson, Texas; sons, Ben Smith of Beaumont and Tyler Smith of Athens, Georgia; sister, Vicky Cobb Williams and her husband Stanley of Kingwood; sister-in-law, Beth Smith  of Houston; brother-in-law, Rick Smith of League City, Texas; and  parents-in-law, Hugh and Anna Smith of Silsbee.
Memorial service will be 2:00 P.M. Tuesday, January 20, 2009 at Broussardís, 2000 McFaddin, Beaumont.  A gathering of family and friends will be Monday, January 19, 2009 from 5:00 pm until 7:00 pm at the mortuary.
Memorial contributions may be made to Clark County Library, Childrenís Division, 609 Caddo Street, Arkadelphia, Arkansas  71923-0609; First Baptist Church of Arkadelphia Library, Childrenís Division, 623 Pine Street,  Arkadelphia, Arkansas  71923; or Kehely Elementary School Media Center, 1985 Kemp Road, Marietta, Georgia 30066.

Service Details

Broussard's Mortuary
2000 McFaddin
Beaumont ,  TX 77701
1/19/2009 from 5:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M.
Memorial Service
Broussard's Mortuary
2000 McFaddin
Beaumont,  TX 77701
1/20/2009 at 2:00 P.M.
Memorial Contributions
Clark County Library, Childrens's Division
609 Caddo Street
Arkadelphia, AR 71923
First Baptist Church of Arkadelphia Library, Children's Division
623 Pine Street
Arkadelphia, AR 71923
Kehely Elementary School Media Center
1985 Kemp Road
Marietta, GA 30066

Obituary Provided By:
Broussard's Mortuary
2000 McFaddin Avenue
Beaumont, TX  77701