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Professor James Taylor-Smith

The Taylor-Smith and Farr families regret to announce the death of Professor James E. Taylor-Smith who died on July 30th at home of his daughter Philomena in Caldwell, Liberia. He was the husband of the late Esther Farr Taylor-Smith who predeceased him 1998.

Professor Taylor-Smith spent more than 45 years in the educational field. He taught in several schools including the People's College, St. Patrick High School, Wells Hairston High School, Zorzor Teacher's Training Institute (ZTTI), Kakata Teacher's Training Institute (KRTTI), Kornola High School, Liberty Theological Seminary. He also taught for several years at the Tubman National Institute of Medical Arts (TNIMA) and was also principal at Boys Town. Professor Taylor-Smith served as District Education Officer of Monsterrado County and lastly taught History at the University of Liberia. He was still into his late 70's. He taught right up to 2001.

He leaves to mourn his children Eugene Himie, Cecelia, Sally, Alice, Laura, Philomena, Armah, Christina, Linda, and Brenedol. Two sisters - Johnetta Taylor, Nyenatee Taylor, two brothers - William and Winston Taylor, several nieces, nephews, and relatives in the USA and Liberia. He was the sister of the late Deanna Taylor.

Professor Taylor-Smith will be buried on Saturday, August 13, 2005 in Caldwell. Funeral services and wake will take place at the Holy Family Parish of the Catholic Diocese of Liberia. Burial will be in the Caldwell Cemetery, Liberia.

Contact numbers:

Eugene Himie Togba (Bendu) .......401-461-5891
Cecelia Taylor-Smith Washington (James) ....... 301-249-6540
Alice Kiazolu (Ernest) ....... 05-625-794/077-521-607
Philomena Benson (JB) ...... 06-564-985