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South Boston Council votes in favor of cigarette tax

South Boston Town Council moved decisively to impose a 10 cent-per-pack tax on cigarette purchases in town by voting 4-1 in favor of the levy Monday night.

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Emma Smith

SoVaNow.com / February 13, 2018


Emma Smith was born to the late Tom Smith Jr. and Susie Terry Smith in Clarksville, where she attended Elementary and West End High School.

Emma was predeceased by her parents, three brothers: Walter T. Smith, Emmitt Smith and Titus Smith Sr.; and two sisters: Eliza Smith and Susie Terry.

Once her health began to decline, Emma moved to New Jersey to be with her niece Martha Smith Perry. Emma was a dedicated domestic worker who took a lot of pride in caring for elderly people and children. She was a great aunt who loved her nieces, Bessie L. Venable and Martha Smith-Perry. Emma always encouraged them to excel in all of their endeavors. She loved to spend time with her nephew, Ronald Smith (Tammy) and his family.

Emma will be remembered as a generous, kind person who always made you feel welcome in her home. She loved to read and work in her flower garden.

Emma leaves to cherish her memory, one sister: Edith Stewart, Brooklyn, N.Y., one sister-in-law: Louise Smith of Clarksville, and a devoted niece: Martha Smith-Perry (Isaih) of East Brunswick, N.J., and a host of nieces , nephews, family and friends.

A funeral was held Saturday, Feb. 10, at Cedar Grove Baptist Church 2.

Services were entrusted into Carter’s Funeral Home.

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