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Frankie Smith


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Frankie Smith Obituary

Frankie Mae Smith, 80, of Idaho Falls, passed away July 9, 2018, at her home.

Frankie was born Sept. 20, 1937, in Earle, Arkansas, to Mayhew Larmore and Frankie McGrown Larmore. She grew up in the area and attended Earle Dunbar High School.

On Oct. 16, 1955, she married John Henry Smith in Earle, Arkansas. To this union were born 14 children: Sam, Johnnie Mae, Benny, Bernice, Eddie, Handle, Pernell, Lashell, Cynthia, Darion, James, John, Janet and Andrea.

Frankie was a devoted wife and mother. In the 1970s, they moved to Chicago, Illinois, and in the 1990s, the family moved to Gary, Indiana. In 2001, after the passing of her husband of 45 years, Frankie, moved to Idaho Falls.

Frankie was raised in a Baptist home. She found Christ at the early age of 7 and never lost her faith in God Almighty. She loved cooking, barbeques and spending time with family and friends. She was a fantastic mother, grandmother, etc. She was loved by all that knew her. She had a truly blessed soul. She will be terribly missed.

Frankie is survived by children: Bernice (Dwight) Taylor, of Gary; Eddie G. Smith, of Idaho Falls;

Pernell (Veronica) Smith, of Idaho Falls; Lashell Alade, of Idaho Falls; Cynthia A. Evans, of Chicago; Darion R. Smith, of Idaho Falls; James T. (Lynysia) Smith, of Milwaukee, Wisconsin; John H. (Koren) Smith Jr., of Everett, Washington; Janet Boyde, of Boise; and Andrea Mims, of Portland, Oregon; siblings: Willie B. Braxton, Mayhew "Uncle Pookie" Larmore and Blanche Carter, of Cleveland, Ohio; and many, many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; two sons, Sammy Lee Smith and Benny Lee Smith; two daughters, Johnnie Mae Smith and Handle Louise Smith; five sisters and two brothers.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 14, at Wood Funeral Home East Side, 963 S. Ammon Road, with Pastor Robert Edwards of New Hope Church of God in Christ (COGIC), officiating. The family will visit with friends from 1-1:45 p.m. prior to the services at the funeral home. Burial will be in Fielding Memorial Park Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to the family online at www.woodfuneralhome.com.

Published in Post Register from July 12 to July 13, 2018
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