Funeral services for Eugene Smalling were conducted on Wednesday, August 13, 2008 at 2 p.m. from the Chapel of the Phillip Anderson & Son Funeral Home in Lafayette with Brother Wayne Meador officiating. Bobby Powers, Scott Moore, Randall Ferguson, Kenny Palmer, Joe Higher, and James Marcum served as Pallbearers. Interment followed in the Anderson & Son Memorial Park.
Eugene Smalling was born on Tuesday, May 17, 1927 in Macon County, Tenn., one of three siblings born to the late Clifford C. and Beulah (Burton) Smalling, who preceded him in death. He was married to the former Evelyn Fuqua on November 22, 1952, who survives. Besides his parents, sisters, Joyce Williams and Viola Smalling preceded him in death. He was a retired truck driver for Sealtest Dairies, managed, with his wife, the former Draper and Darwin Dry Goods, owner of former Amoco Gas Station and farmer. He was a member of the Union Camp Missionary Baptist Church. In addition to his wife of 55 years, he is survived by, brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, George and Shirley Palmer, Jim and Brenda Fuqua, Herbert Fuqua, Louie and Wilma Fuqua, Ray Williams and several nephews and nieces.