January 10, 2018
60 year old Helen Jeanette Ervin of Smithville passed away Tuesday at her residence. She was a homemaker and a member of the Outreach Baptist Church. The funeral will be Thursday at noon at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Nathan Thomason will officiate and burial will be in Bonham Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday from 1-8 p.m. and Thursday from 9 a.m. until noon. She was preceded in death by her parents, John Oval and Frances Davis Murphy; four sisters, Jena Hesson, Brenda Taylor, Martha Todd and Patricia Matthews; and two brothers, William Matthews and Terry Murphy. Survivors include two sons, Eric and Michelle Ervin and Jackie and Christina Ervin. Thirteen grandchildren, Destiny, Haley, Katie, Samuel, Lashae, Joshua, Nateisha, Amy, Tessa, Kaden, Brannon, Spencer, and Ezra Ervin all of Smithville. Two sisters, Pam Hooten of Michigan and Kathy Murphy of McMinnville. Five brothers, James and Darlene Matthews of Liberty, Willie Matthews, Roy and Dink Matthews, Randall Neal, and Doug and Norma Murphy all of Smithville. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. In addition to flowers, the family has asked that donations be made to the Outreach Baptist Church Building Fund.