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Smith, Willie Belle

Posted by ceddleman 
Smith, Willie Belle
February 24, 2007 09:29PM
The Jubilee History and Biographical Sketches of the [Black] Liberty
Association, G. R. Ford. Printed and Published by Times Publishing
Company of Smith's Grove, Ky., 1916. Also taken from Barren's Black
Roots, Vol. 3, Michelle B. Gorin, (C) May 1993. Used by permission.

WILLIE BELLE SMITH was born July 9, 1883. He professed a hope in Christ
at the age of 16 and united with the Pleasant Union Baptist church,
Barren County, Ky. He attended the common schools, the Glasgow
Theological and Normal Institute. He is intellectual, moral and
spiritually alive to every Christian call. He taught several years in
the common schools of Kentucky, afterwards retiring to take up other
labors. In 1908 he was eleted recording secretary of the Liberty
Association of the Missionary Baptists, which office he still holds and
the delegation feels greatly honored to have a young man of his ability
to do their work.
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