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Gainesville - Lauratta Williams Smith, age 77, a native of Gainesville (who spent many years in New York, NY and Tampa, FL), daughter of the late Luther & Laura Williams, Retired Certified Nursing Assistant & Member of Open Door Ministries, transitioned from this life on Friday, July 18, 2014, in Gainesville, at her home.

Mrs. Smith was a co-owner (along with her husband) of several businesses including Smith's BBQ, Smith's Masonry & The Rib Doctor.

The Memorial Service will be held at 11:00AM Saturday, July 26, 2014, at Open Door Ministries (Gainesville, FL) with Pastor Samuel Jones Jr. officiating. There will be No Public Visitation of Mrs. Smith. Family & Friends are asked to meet at the Church at 10:45AM to form the Procession.

Left to cherish her memory are: A devoted husband (of 41 years) - Edgar Smith, Jr. of Gainesville, FL; daughter - Shirleen Boone of Gainesville, FL; son - Edgar Smith III (& Julia) of Williston, FL; 3 grandchildren; 5 great grandchildren; nieces & nephews; cousins; in-laws; & sorrowful friends.

Initial Arrangements Entrusted To: DUNCAN BROTHERS' FUNERAL HOME, 428 NW 8TH Street, Gainesville, FL.

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Duncan Brothers Funeral Home
428 Nw 8Th St Gainesville, FL 32601
(352) 376-2437
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Published in Gainesville Sun from July 24 to July 25, 2014