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James Earl Smith

September 17, 1950 March 16, 2020
James Earl Smith
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James Earl Smith, of De Kalb, Texas passed away Monday, March 16, 2020 at a Texarkana, Texas hospital.  He was 69 years old. 

James was born September 17, 1950, in Foreman, Arkansas, to Rufus and Estelle Dollarhide Smith.  He was Handyman who loved his family and enjoyed fishing.  He was of the Baptist faith. 

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Mary Johnson Smith; one sister, Erma Bennett; and two brothers, Rufus Smith, Jr. and Odean Smith.  

He is survived by his twin daughters, Dyshaun Smith and Lashaun Smith; four sisters, Erma Wright and her husband, Sam of De Kalb, Texas, Anna Smith of De Kalb, Texas, Santras Smith of De Kalb, Texas, and Scottye Shields of Texarkana, Texas; one brother, Steven Smith and his wife Vacara of Richmond, Texas; and numerous other relatives and friends.

Services will be private due to the mandate by Texas Governor Greg Abbott.  Interment will follow at Mt. Zion Cemetery in Tom, Oklahoma.

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