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  • Obituary for Avis Smith

  • Avis Smith died February 15, 2014
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  • Avis Amanda Hazlewood Smith, of Heber Springs, was born October 17, 1921, in Cleburne County, and passed away on February 15, 2014, at Southridge Village Retirement Center. She was 92 years old. Avis was the daughter of J.D. and Ella Hipp Hazlewood.
    Avis was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of seventy years, Barnum Smith; and two brothers, Emmit Hazlewood and Owen Hazlewood.
    Avis is survived by three sons: Roger G. Smith (Tommie Sue) and David B. Smith (and the late Kay Smith) of Heber Springs, Arkansas, and Douglas B. Smith (Margaret) of Conway, Arkansas; one daughter, Carolyn A. Whitehurst (Donald) of Pine Snag, Arkansas; six granddaughters, Suzanne Harris, Melanie Whitehurst, Amanda Stephens, Karey Livingston, Stacy Moore, and Heather Porter; one step-grandchild, Chad Belcher; nine great-grandchildren, Zackery Harris, Maci Stephens, Jacob Tapley, Caleb Tapley, Camie Moore, Kinley Moore, Easton Moore, Eden Porter, and Eli Porter; 2 step-grandchildren, Patrick Stephens and Blake Belcher; and two sisters, Alice Moody and Fran Falconer.
    Avis was a mother and a homemaker. She attended Hopewell Primitive Baptist Church. Avis loved her grandchildren and her church.
    Services were Tuesday, February 18, 2014, at the Heber Springs Funeral Home with Elder John Cooper and Elder Danny Adcock officiating. Interment was in Cleburne County Memorial Gardens. Visitation was Monday, February 15, 2014. Pallbearers: Doug Smith, David Smith, Chris Harris, Scott Moore, Josh Porter, and Mike Moody. Honorary Pallbearers: J.J. Stephens, Justin Tapley, and Willie Morgan.
    Please sign online guestbook at www.heberspringsfuneralhome.com
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