Erma Smith

Published 12:00 am Friday, October 12, 2007

CENTREVILLE — Services for Erma Lee Arbuthnot Smith, 72, of New Orleans, who died Sunday, Oct. 7, 2007, at her residence, will be at noon Saturday at Embry Hill Church of God in Christ with the Revs. Odell Franklin and Cedric Wilson officiating.

Burial will follow at the church cemetery under the direction of Concordia Funeral Home in Ferriday.

Mrs. Smith was born Aug. 15, 1935, in Centreville, the daughter of James and Sarah Dennis Arbuthnot. She was a homemaker.

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She was preceded in death by her parents; grandchildren, Joseph D. Coleman and Gabrielle Perriot; and three sisters and three brothers.

Survivors include her husband, Louis C. Smith of New Orleans; sons, Michael L. Smith of Centreville, James P. Smith of Grand Prairie, Texas and Joseph A. Smith of Baton Rouge; daughters, Debra S. Blue of Violet, Joyce S. White, Frederica S. Perriott, Linda S. Wilson, Cassandra S. Hogan, all of New Orleans and Shelia S. Hunter of River Ridge; brother, James P. Arbuthnot Jr. of Jackson; sisters, Laura A. Williams of Centreville and Lovey A. Dejean of Lake Charles; 29 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren; and nieces, nephews and cousins.