Smithson working as an intern for Oliver & Eggleston

Published 6:00 am Friday, May 21, 2021

Donte’ Carnell Smithson is serving as a funeral service intern for the Oliver & Eggleston Funeral Establishment.

Donte’ Carnell

Being in the funeral industry for two years, Smithson has begun his internship at the Oliver & Eggleston Funeral Establishment in Farmville under the leadership of Carl U. Eggleston.

Smithson is a native of Charlotte County. He is the son of Princess Smithson and grandson of Sadie Arvin Warren of Keysville and grandson of Carnell Sr. and Mattie Smithson of Chase City.

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Smithson is a 2013 graduate of Randolph-Henry High School and a 2016 graduate of Southside Virginia Community College with an associate’s degree in business administration. He is also a 2019 graduate of John Tyler Community College with an associate’s degree in funeral services.

Upon his completion of the internship, Donte’ plans to continue his career with the Oliver & Eggleston Funeral Establishment. He also plans to re-establish the Smithson Brothers Mortuary of Chase City.

Smithson is a member of Zion Hill Baptist Church in Farmville.

When Smithson is not working at the funeral home, he serves the community as a bus driver for both Charlotte and Prince Edward County public schools.