James A. Smith

James A. Smith went to be with the Lord on October 23, 2023, at the age of 82. He was a   loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, and brother. James was born on December 2, 1940, in Cleveland, Texas, to Edward Smith and Josephine Jeffcoat Smith.

He loved his coffee and a good John Wayne western movie. He was an avid gardener, but his favorite was orange roses. There was never a dull moment with James. He enjoyed telling stories to anyone who would listen.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Edward and Josephine Smith; brothers, Mike Smith and Edward Smith; and sister, Margeret Cherry. Those left to cherish his memories are his loving wife, Minnie Smith; his wonderful children, Donna Smith and husband Minton, Theresa Libby and husband David, Margeret Gummow and husband Gregg, and Edward Smith and wife Robin; brother, Alfred Smith and wife Martha; sister, Faye Smith; eight grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and numerous other loving family and friends. 

A graveside service of remembrance will be held on Friday, October 27, 2023, at 11:00 AM at Magnolia Cemetery in Evergreen, Texas.

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Before creating Bluebonnet News in 2018, Vanesa Brashier was a community editor for the Houston Chronicle/Houston Community Newspapers. During part of her 12 years at the newspapers, she was assigned as the digital editor and managing editor for the Humble Observer, Kingwood Observer, East Montgomery County Observer and the Lake Houston Observer, and the editor of the Dayton News, Cleveland Advocate and Eastex Advocate. Over the years, she has earned more than two dozen writing awards, including Journalist of the Year.

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