PORTAGEVILLE - Elsie M. Underwood, 86, died Feb. 11, 2005, at Pemiscot Memorial Hospital in Hayti.
Born Sept. 19, 1918, at Linda, daughter of the late Ernst and Ida Young Smith, she was a member of the First Church of God in Portageville.
On May 8, 1933, in Portageville, she married Ansel Underwood who preceded her in death on Feb. 9, 1977.
Survivors include: four sons and three daughters-in-law, Don and Wanda Underwood, Phil and Carolyn Underwood, Ronnie and Peggy Underwood and Mark Underwood of Portageville; three daughters and two sons-in-law, Carolyn and Richard Worley of Hornsby, Tenn., Joyce and Vinyard Starks of Houston, Texas, and Ann Medlin of Caruthersville; and 17 grandchildren, 34 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.
She was also preceded in death by one brother, Winford Young; two sisters, Ruth Underwood and Nena Darnell; and one granddaughter.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. today at the First Church of God with the Rev. Bob Kespelher officiating.
Burial will follow in the Portageville Cemetery.
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