James Otheal Smith departed this life on Monday, February 12, 2001, from a local hospital. Visitation is scheduled for Saturday, February 17, 2001, noon to 1 p.m., at Ross Mortuary, Inc., 3618 Lyons Avenue, Houston. Funeral services are scheduled for Saturday, 1 p.m., at the funeral home. Interment will be at Hollywood Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to Ross Mortuary, Inc., Houston, Texas.