James C. "Roho" Smith, Mendenhall, MS

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James C. Smith, 62, passed away February 7, 2014. He was best known to his friends and family as Roho. He was born to the parents of Edna Jane Whitehead and Willis Lee Smith. He is survived by his wife, Willie Mae Wilborn Smith;  two sons, David Valdez (Toby), George Valdez (Tiffany); three brothers, David Smith (Beverly), Bill Smith (Patricia), Louis Smith (Ricca); two sisters, Faye Knighten, Clara Spake; five grandchildren, Brittany Valdez, Tyler Valdez, Santiago Valdez, Eli Valdez and Jonah Valdez.

James was preceded in death by his parents; son, Jimmy Smith, brother, Harold Smith and sister, Dottie Herrington.

Visitation will be Saturday, February 8, at Tutor Funeral Home in Mendenhall from 5:00 to 8:00 pm and Sunday February 9,  from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm.  Services will follow at 2:00pm in the Tutor Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Rodney Anderson officiating.  Final resting place will be in the  New Covenant Church Cemetery in Harrisville, MS. Online condolences may be made at www.tutorfuneralhome.com