EUFAULA, Ala. - Milburn A. Smith, 83, died Monday, July 16, 2001, in a Montgomery, Ala., area hospital. Born Dec. 8, 1917, in Hughston, he was the son of the late Jasper and Emma Whaley Smith. Mr. Smith served in the U.S. Army during World War II in North Africa and was the recipient of three Purple Hearts. He was preceded in death by his wife, Leona Smith. Survivors include a brother, Eugene H. Smith of Eufaula. Service will be 1 p.m. Friday at Blue Ridge Funeral Home Chapel, Beckley, with Pastor James W. Lawson officiating. Burial will follow in Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens, Beckley. The U.S. Army will conduct graveside rites. Friends may call 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers. Arrangements by Blue Ridge Funeral Home, Beckley.