Laurel Louise Smith-Francis Dies at 64

Laurel Louise Smith-Francis, better known as “Yankee,” died on Wednesday, Feb. 15, at Roy L Schneider Hospital. She was 64 years old.

She is survived by her husband, Curby Francis; daughter, Christine Johnson; stepdaughter, Ah’venique Francis; granddaughter, Diamond Nash; son-in-law, Gerard Johnson; grandson-in-law, Francis Nash; brother, Jeff Smith; sister, Mariel Smith; father-in-law, Campell Francis I.; brothers-in-law: Campbell Francis II and Alvion Francis; sisters-in-law: Zenobia (Lazy Z) Francis and Margaret Smith; nieces: Pamela, Claudette and Yesenia Smith; nephews: Leroy, louis and Terrence Smith: as well as many other relatives and friends too numerous to mention.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend the first viewing from 5-7 p.m. on Thursday, March 2, at Turnbull’s Funeral Home. The second viewing will be held at 9 a.m. followed by a funeral service at 10 a.m. on Friday, March 3, at Christ Church Methodist. Interment will be at Western Cemetery.

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