Emma Evelyn Smith, 86, of Princeton, Texas, passed away December 27, 2012, in Frisco, Texas.
Evelyn was born March 10, 1926, in Bloomdale Community, Texas, to George Washington and Sarah E. (Phillips) Howard. She married Nathan David Smith on October 14, 1944, in McKinney, Texas.
Evelyn worked for the Collin County Tax Assessor-Collector office for a number of years and enjoyed farm life with Nathan. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Princeton since 1959.
She is survived by her daughters, Genora M. Boone and husband, Charles of Princeton, Texas, and Emma L. Cotten and husband, Johnny of Fairview, Texas; grandchildren, Shannon Brown of Princeton, Texas, Chad Boone and wife, Lois, also of Princeton, and Nathan Don Cotten and wife, Brenda of Frisco, Texas; great-grandchildren, David Ryan Boone and wife, Tiffany of McKinney, Texas, April Nicole Thomas, Heather Lynn Boone, and Nathan Garrett Boone, all of Princeton, Texas, Avery Marie Cotten and Dylan Thomas Cotten, both of Frisco, Texas, and Caroline Grace Cotten and Emerson Rose Cotten, both of Dallas, Texas, great-great-grandchildren, Christopher Steven Brown and Delaney Jo Thomas; and sister, Jenny Lou Hudson of McKinney, Texas.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Nathan D. Smith; daughter and son-in-law, Patricia Gayle and Larry Joe Combest; granddaughter, Kristi Neacole Combest; grandson, Johnny Kyle Cotten; four brothers; and five sisters.
A funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Monday, December 31, 2012, at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Chapel in Allen, Texas. Interment will follow at Ridgeview Memorial Park in Allen. The family will receive friends during a visitation from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Sunday evening at the funeral home.
To convey condolences or to sign an online registry, please visit www.tjmfuneral.com.
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