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Emma Smith


1928 - 2018 Obituary Condolences
Emma Smith Obituary
Born on Sept. 17, 1928, in the city of Haynes, at the residence of her parents Mr. and Mrs. Lee Cobb, a bundle of joy that illuminated their household, they named her Emma L. Cobb. She became a great blessing to her parents as well as her brother. She learned how to work at a very young age by paying close attention to the labor that her parents put in as farm workers, and she would help with planting and gathering of the crops. She received her education in the public school system.
Emma was an avid fisherman. Any day you would stop by and say, "Let's go," she was ready to go. She would stay from the rising of the sun until dust dark and would be ready to go back the next day. She was a fisherman from her heart.
Emma accepted the Lord as her personal savior and became a member of the Hedge Pro Church in Palestine, under the leadership of Rev. Napoleon Grace. Whatever her hands found to do, she was busy being about her father's business. She served in the capacity of an usher, as well as sang in the choir, and she loved the Lord and truly loved her pastor (Amen). When Reverend Grace's tenure ended at Hedge Providence, she followed her pastor to Pilgrim Rest (for whither thou goest, I will go). She remained there faithful and served as an usher until her health failed. She was summoned to rest from her natural labor on April 14, 2018, at 6:20 a.m., at the Forrest City Medical Center.
Her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Lee Cobb, preceded her in death, along with her only brother, H.T Cobb, and her loving and devoted husband, Earnest Smith Sr.
Emma leaves to cherish her memories her blessed and loving children, five sons, Lee E. Smith (Tammy) and Bruce Smith all of Forrest City, Charles E. Smith of Memphis, Earnest Smith Jr. (Beverly) of Marietta, Ga. and Percy "Pat" Smith (Angenette) of West Helena; one daughter, whom Emma always referred to as "Baby," Paulette Smith-Taylor (Lincoln) of Palestine; 25 grandchildren, 32 great-grand-children, whom she loved with all of her heart as well as in-laws, cousins, other relatives and the Pilgrim Rest Church Family.
Published in Times-Herald on Apr. 19, 2018
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