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Hildreth Delores Smith, 88, Of Mount Vernon

Hildreth Delores Smith
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MOUNT VERNON, N.Y. -- Hildreth Delores Smith of Mount Vernon died Sept. 6.  She was 88.

Smith was born Nov. 24, 1924 to Ambrose and Gertrude Whitehead in Newton, Miss.  She was a retired nurses aid at Lawrence Hospital in Bronxville.

Mrs. Smith is survived by her children Col. Earnest C. Smith, Jr. (Ret.) of Portland Ore.; Barbara A. Washington of Lithonia, Ga;, Rochelle D. Jimenez of Stone Mountain, Ga.; and Linda A. Smith of Leesburg, Va.; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.  She was predeceased by her husband, parents; brothers Malachi (Mal) and Oscar (O.C) Whitehead; and sisters Ann Berry and Avris Whitehead.

A homegoing celebration and memorial service was held on Sept. 21 at the New Life Church in Decatur, Ga.

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