On February 6, 2004, JAMES A. SMITH SR.; beloved husband of Ida D. Pleasant Smith; devoted father of Lucy D. Armstrong, James A. (Elizabeth), Carl L. (Dionne), Charles M., Maurice P. and Francis G. (Robin). Also survived by 2 sisters-in-law, 1 brother-in-law, 13 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, and a host of other relatives and friends. Friends may call at the family owned and operated Howell Funeral Home, 4600 Liberty Heights Avenue, on Friday, February 13, 2004, between the hours of 1 through 7 P.M. Wake time February 14, 2004 at the Church of God, 4310 Edmondson Avenue at 10 A.M. Funeral Services to follow. Interment at Woodlawn Cemetery.