Charolette Ann Smith, 65, of La Porte, Texas, passed away on Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2008, in Baytown, Texas.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 16, at the Heartland Funeral Home Chapel in Early with the Rev. Eddie Ailshie officiating. Interment will follow at Eastlawn Memorial Park. Visitation will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 15, at Heartland Funeral Home.

Charolette Ann was born on Aug. 29, 1942, in Denton Texas, to Walter Ray Blair and Verla Bernice Blair. She graduated from Howard Payne College in 1963 with a B.A. in Elementary Education and received a Masters Degree from Howard Payne in 1968. She married William Alfred “Bill” Smith in Valley View, Texas, on Aug. 25, 1962.

Mrs. Smith taught four years as a sixth grade teacher in May, and 33 years as a sixth grade teacher and elementary school librarian in La Porte. She retired from the La Porte ISD in 1996. Charolette was a member of Fairmont Parkway Baptist Church of La Porte and taught second grade Sunday school class for many years. She was also a member of the Texas Retired Teachers Association and Delta Kappa Gamma.

She is survived by her husband of 46 years, Bill Smith of La Porte; a son, William James “B.J.” Smith and wife Virginia, of Alvin, Texas; brothers, Walter Ray Blair and wife Sylvia, of Haltom City, David Blair and wife Donna, of Sherman and Norman Mills Jr. and wife Debbie of Denton. She is also survived by nieces and nephews: Michael Blair, Brittany Bell, Suzanne Blair, Jennifer Mills, Carley Mills, Brian Mills and Whitney Mills and her brother-in-law and sister-in-law, George and Maxine Hine of Early.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her stepfather (Norman Mills) and her brother-in-law, Jimmy Smith.

Memorials if desired, may be made to the charity of one’s choice. Family and friends are invited to sign the online guest-book at www.heartlandfuneralhome.net.