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Local businessman will be missed by community
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The founder of a long-standing local business passed away earlier this week.
M.L. Smith Jr. died Sunday at the age 82.

In 1984, Smith and his children formed M.L. Smith, Jr, Inc. (now LLC), located on Louisiana Highway 33.

According to its website, M.L. Smith, Jr., LLC operates nationwide constructing Tanks and Refractories.

Tim Taunton, general manager of steel operations for the company, remembers Smith as a very fair and driven individual who was hands-on involved in teaching and mentoring his employees to carry on the company as he would have wanted it to be.

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