The following obituaries are from the Cleveland Necrology File and may help you.
Name: Smith, L. J. Date: Apr 4 1968 Source: Plain Dealer;Cleveland Necrology File, Reel #157. Notes: Smith. L. J. Smith, beloved husband of Everlean, son of Sylvanus, father of Lawrence, brother of three sisters and three brothers. Funeral services will be held Saturday, April 6, at 10 a.m. at East Mt. Zion Baptist Church. Family will receive friends at The E. F. Boyd & Son Funeral Home, 2165 E. 89th St., On Friday 7-9 P.M.
Name: Farnen, James Date: Feb 23 1953 Source: Cleveland Press;Cleveland Necrology File, Reel #108. Notes: Farnen, James, beloved husband of the late Bessie, father of Mrs. Lelah F. Smith, brother of Joseph, Leo, Mamie, Bernadette and Kate of St. Paul, Minn., late residence, 648 E. 96th St. Friends may call at The Monreal Co. Funeral Home, St. Clair at E. 110th St. From 6 To 9 P. M. Monday Interment at Ransonville N. Y.[year unclear on microfilm; could be 1953 or 1963]
Name: Farnham, Bessie M. Date: Nov 23 1943 Source: Plain Dealer;Cleveland Necrology File, Reel #024. Notes: Farnham, Bessie M., beloved wife of James O.; mother of Lelah Faye Smith; sister of Nellie F. Warner; aunt of Donald Warner and Jack V. Newmann; at her residence, 648 E. 96th St. Services private. Interment at Ransonville, N. Y., Saturday, Nov. 27.