Wanda Rushing Smart passed away September 10, 2018

Wanda Rushing Smart, age ninety, left her earthly home, September 10, 2018.  She was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, friend and educator.  She grew up in Joiner, Arkansas, and was a 1946 graduate of Shawnee High School.

She received BSE and MSE degrees from Arkansas State University.  She taught first grade and was Elementary Principal at Shawnee Elementary.  She was a member of the Stephens First Methodist Church.

Wanda was preceded in death by husbands, Sam Roy Rushing and James Hershell Smart; her parents, Dave and Julie Frew; her brothers, Bill and Jimmy Frew; one step-daughter, Teresa Langley.

She is survived by her daughter, Judy Felts (Howard); son, Sam M. Rushing (Diana); and step-daughter, Patty Lochala (Butch). Also surviving are six grandchildren, Loren Lovell (Carla), Julie Thibodaux (Dirk), Jason Felts (Gina), Russell Rushing (Diane), Spencer Felts ( Jennifer), Cliff Rushing (Kristen), Brian Langley (Donna), Dr. Rob Lochala (Mary), Jimmy Langley (Anna); her sister, Betty Bailey, and sister-in-law Martha Clark.  

A Visitation will be held on Sunday, September 16, 2018 at Roller-Citizens Funeral Home located in West Memphis from 1:00-2:00 pm with grave side services at Crittenden Memorial Park, Marion, Arkansas at 3:00PM.

In lieu of flowers, please send memorials to St. Jude Children’s Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee.