Emma Dee Peterson Smith

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Mrs. Emma Dee Peterson Smith, 94 of Gosnell, passed from this life Sunday, April 10, 2011, at the Gosnell Nursing Center in Gosnell. Born Sept. 1, 1916 in Humboldt, Tenn., to John Calvin "Callie" and Daisy Myrtle Lovell Peterson, she was a homemaker and of the Baptist Faith.

Before her disabilities Mrs. Smith loved to grow both vegetables and flowers. Emma also loved to cook for her family and was a devoted mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great-grandmother who was there for them whenever they needed her.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Thurman Smith; her children, Bobby Smith, Tommy Gene Smith, Thelma Treece; her grandchildren, David Treece, Freddie Treece; and her siblings, Malone Peterson, Calvin Peterson, Billy Peterson, Mary T. Kuykendall, Lavona Crenshaw and Ruth Peterson.

She leave her son, Russell Smith and wife, Brenda, of Little Rock;

A brother, Edward Peterson of Yuma, Ariz.;

A host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren; and

Other family members and friends.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday in Dogwood Cemetery with the Rev. Wendy Defoe officiating. The family will receive friends Saturday morning from 10 a.m. until service time at Cobb Funeral Home. Condolences may be e-mailed to cobbfuneralhome@sbcglobal.net