Funeral services for Elmo Emery Smith, age 90 of Olla, will be held at 1 PM Friday, March 10, 2017 from the chapel of Riser Funeral Home, Olla. Burial will be in Tidwell Cemetery, Olla under the direction of Riser Funeral Home.
Visitation will be Friday, March 10, 2017 at Riser Funeral Home, Olla from 10 AM until time of services.
Emery was born on May 19, 1926 in Olla, La to the union of his parents, William Walter Smith and Kitty Belle Collins Smith and passed from this life on Friday, March 3, 2017 at Specialty Hospital of Winnfield. He retired from the timber industry. Emery was an avid deer and squirrel hunter and enjoyed planting his vegetable garden.
He is preceded in death by his parents, wife, Mavis Delores Roberts Smith; son, William Allen Smith, grandson, Christopher P. Lawless, brother, Sherman Smith and sisters, Eloise Fox and Beatrice Smith.
Survivors include his daughter, Betty Smith Lawless and husband, John of Pineville; grandsons: John F. Lawless, Jr. of Rockwall, TX and Bradley Scott Smith of MI; great-grandson, Noah Christopher Lawless of Seguin, TX; several close friends: Jeffery Zeagler, Donald Milton and Edward Harris.
Pallbearers will be Denver Finley, Eddie Coolman, Jeff Zeagler, Kevin Hendrix, Kenneth Gremillion and Bradley Scott Smith.