Essie Olive Smotherman Earls was born March first of 1929. A devoted wife to Paul Earls and a mother to Larry and Jerry; Sister to Lucille Medley, Glen Smotherman, Tom Smotherman, Elsie Brake, Chet Smotherman, and Eva Fry. Six grandchildren Robert, Melissa, Kelly, Jerry, Todd, and Josh. Nine great grandchildren. Always enjoyed enriching the lives of others. She had a way of explaining things to you that made you want to agree with her even if you started out not. Essie was a homemaker, cub-scout den mother, P.T.A. member. She truly had unconditional love for all of her family. Essie was preceded in death by her parents, Alfred and Jewell Smotherman; brothers, Coy, Jack, Doyle and Robert Smotherman. Essie was in and out of the hospital over the last 3 years, fighting numerous health conditions. Essie passed away Monday morning December 26th. She will be missed and cherished by everyone that knew her.
A funeral service is scheduled for Wednesday, December 28, 2011 in the Klingner-Cope Family Funeral Home Midtown Chapel at 2 p.m. with a visitation one hour prior to the service at 1 p.m. Interment will follow at Hazelwood Cemetery.