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Newport Independent - Newport, AR
  • Edith Smith Obituary

  • Edith Virginia Smith, 85, of McGehee, died Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013 at Parkway Health Center in Little Rock.
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  • Edith Virginia Smith, 85, of McGehee, died Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013 at Parkway Health Center in Little Rock. Virginia was born in Natchez, Miss. on March 17, 1928 to the late James and Floy Davidson Chapman. She graduated as salutatorian from Woodruff High School in West Helena. Virginia worked alongside her husband in the State Farm Insurance Agency in West Helena. She was a longtime member of Richmond Hill Church of Christ in West Helena before moving to McGehee. Virginia loved gardening, canning vegetables and was an avid St. Louis Cardinals fan. Besides her parents, her husband, Harold Smith Sr. and son, Harold Smith Jr., preceded her in death. Survivors include her sons, David (Patti) Smith of McGehee, John Mark Smith of North Little Rock, Timothy (Melissa) Smith of Jonesboro and James (Diane) Smith of Batesville; a daughter, Cynthia (Donald) Foster of Kennard, Texas; 15 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren. Visitation will be 11 am until the 1 p.m. chapel service on Friday, Dec. 13, 2013 at Roller Citizens Funeral Home in Helena-West Helena with Benny Stephens officiating. Burial will be in Sunset Memorial Gardens in Helena-West Helena. Memorials may be made to Fishers of Men, c/o McGehee Church of Christ, 501 N 3rd St., McGehee, AR 71654.
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