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Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Emma Durbin

Sunday, March 28, 2004

PORTAGEVILLE - Emma Lou "Ma" Durbin, 87, died March 25, 2004, at the Portageville Nursing Center.

Born Nov. 9, 1916, in Tennessee, daughter of the late Steve and Mary Wilson Smith, she was a member of the First Baptist Church.

On Nov. 30, 1930, in Tennessee, she married William K. Durbin, who preceded her in death in 1971.

Survivors include: four sons, Elbert Durbin and Ricky Durbin of Hayward, Perry Durbin of Adamsville, Tenn., and Thomas Durbin of Portageville; four daughters, Billy Sue Whitley and Jewell Sweat of Lilbourn, Bessie Whitley of Salmer, Tenn., and Becky Goodman of Portageville; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two sons, Frank Durbin and Montie Durbin; one daughter, Ruth Ann Durbin; three brothers, Joe Smith, West Smith and Jess Smith; and one sister, Martha Henry.

Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. today at DeLisle Funeral Home with the Rev. Mark Inman officiating.

Burial will follow in the Portageville Cemetery.