Dr. W.C. Smith--making a difference in the lives of Panola County residents for decades.
If you were sick, he'd help you. You could reach him any time day or night. When you called, he'd answer the phone himself. He'd come to your house if you couldn't make it to the clinic. And if you couldn't pay, that was okay too. He never refused to treat someone because they weren't able to pay. This is Dr. William Cecil Smith, physician to many Panola County residents for over 60 years.
He met his sweetheart, Eugenia Gill, while attending Baylor University. On a visit to Eugenia's parents in Carthage in 1948, Dr. Smith met with local physician, Dr. D. B. Daniel and was persuaded to take over his practice. Plans for a new hospital for the county also influenced Smith's decision to stay in Carthage.