Mr. Edward “Earl” Smith, 82, of New London, died Wednesday July 27 2011 at the New London Nursing and Rehab Center. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Elliott Chapel New London. Pastor Randy Gearhart will officiate. Visitation will begin at 9 a.m. on Saturday at the Chapel and the family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Masonic services will be held at the beginning of the service and military rights by the Henry County Honor Guard will be held at the end. Inurnment of his cremains will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers a memorial has been established.