Services for former resident



Portia Butler Smith, 40, daughter of Nathaniel and Doris Butler of Oneonta, was reported drowned in the James River in Richmond, Va., last Wednesday, July 7. She attended school in Oneonta and currently lived in Richmond.

A memorial service will be held for her Saturday, July 17, at 11 a.m. at E Street Church of Christ. Her funeral was to take place Wednesday, July 14, at 1 p.m. at Mimms Funeral Home, 1827 Hull Street, Richmond, VA.

She was the wife of Chris Smith and the mother of four. The family’s address is 5418 Hackney Road, Richmond, VA 23234. She was the niece of Jesse Butler, Bernice Butler, and Esther Large, all of Oneonta.