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Elmer Smith

October 22, 1918 — October 24, 2013

If I should go tomorrow It would never be goodbye, For I have left my heart with you, So don't you ever cry. The love that's deep within me, Shall reach you from the stars, You'll feel it from the heavens, And it will heal the scars. Heaven's gates opened on October 24, 2013 to receive yet another angel, Elmer Smith. Elmer was born October 22, 1918 to the union of Henry P. Smith and Lillie Mosley Smith. Elmer was well known around town as a jack of all trades. He was a mechanic, house mover, and laborer, just to name a few. To know him was to love him. He had a generous spirit which enabled him to help everyone he could. His passion was talking. There was no one or nothing he could or would not talk about. He especially enjoyed reminiscing with family and friends. He was preceded in death by his wife, Francis Smith; one son, Luther Ray Smith; one daughter Alberta Smith Sims; one grandson, Earnest *Tony* Smith; one granddaughter, Franeshia Sims; four brothers, Condard Williams, Ivory Mosley, Melvin Mosley, and Cortez Smith; , and six sisters, Bessie Nelson, Carmeal Kenderix, Bertha Archie, Minnie L. Montgomery, Wordie Bea Smith and Lizzie Williams. His legacy will be carried on through his six sons, Bruce Smith, Elmer Charles Smith, Lonnie Earl Hicks and Jonah Johnson all four of El Dorado, Arkansas and John Eddie Smith and Charles Ray Smith both of Detroit, Michigan; two daughters, Mary Shutes and Shirley Rocehelle both of El Dorado, Arkansas; forty-nine grandchildren, eighty great-grandchildren, twenty-eight great,-great-grand children; three special friends, Willie Faye Cooper, Queen Dixon and Dorothy Sheppard; along with a multitude of friends and love ones who will miss the sharing of his life stories. Visitation at the funeral home will be Friday, November 1, 2013 from 9:00am to 4:00pm and on Saturday November 2 ,2013 from 8:30 a.m. until 9:30 a.m. A Homegoing Celebration for Elmer will be held on Saturday, November 2, 2013 at the New Olive Branch Missionary Baptist Church, El Dorado , Arkansas with Rev.Jerry Ross officiating. Intement will follow in the Mt Zion Cemetery in Urbana, Ar. Under the direction of the Sims Mortuary Staff. To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Elmer Smith, please visit our flower store.


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