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The Sun-Times - Heber Springs, AR
  • Obituary for Malilnda Jean Smith

  • Malinda Jean Smith died November 4, 2013
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  • Malinda Jean Smith, age 55 passed away November 4, 2013 in Searcy after battling cancer. She was born September 11, 1958 in Festus, MO to Clifford Baxter & Eula Fortner Baxter. 
    She was a U-Haul Rentals business owner of 4 years, and retired from Mejiers in Benton Harbor, MI. Her belief was Baptist. She adored her husband, family, grandsons & riding motorcycles. 
    She was preceded in death by her father Clifford & sister Cathy Stogsdill.  She is survived by her husband Hervey Smith of Tumbling Shoals, mother Eula Baxter of Heber Springs, daughter Brittany Raborn (Mike) of Cabot, 2 sons Cecil Jones (Arica) of Benton Harbor, MI, Michael Wilson of Grand Rapids, MI, 3 sisters Cynthia Lackey (Doug) of Joy, Paula Strickland (Ray) of Conway, Jeanne Wood (Tim) of Pangburn, 4 grandsons Aiden & Gavin Raborn of Cabot, Lucas Jones of Benton Harbor, MI, Montana Wilson of Grand Rapids, MI and other family & friends. 
    Malinda was a loving wife, devoted daughter, wonderful mother to both her own & "adopted” children, amazing Nana to grandsons that adored her, and a great friend to many.  She will be greatly missed, but never forgotten.
     A Celebration of her life was held Saturday November 9th at her home. 
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