Mr. Virgil Lavegar Smith, 170 Arnold Street, Derby Acres, succumbed January 12, in a local hospital. Mr. Smith was born February 17, 1879 in Poolville, Texas. He had been a resident of the West Side area for the past eight years. He is survived by his widow, Nova Smith of Derby Acres; one son, Cecil L. of Palmdale; two daughters, Mrs. Ruby Bossler of Linwood and Mrs. Carthern Erwin of Gardena; six grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; one brother Arthur M. Smith of Richmond and two sisters, Mrs. Cora Davis Dallas, Texas and Mrs. Nellie Nutt of Abilene, Texas. Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday morning at 10 0’clock in the Erickson and Brown Funeral Home Chapel. Reverend Rex Newborn of the Church of Christ will officiate.Interment will follow in the West Side District Cemetery.