Frances Evelyn Smith

Frances Evelyn Smith

Apr 23rd, 1949 - Aug 1st, 2017
  • Birth Date: Apr 23, 1949
  • Death Date: Aug 1, 2017
  • Funeral Date: Aug 5, 2017
  • Funeral Location: De Queen, Arkansas
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Mrs. Frances Evelyn Kerr Smith, age 68, a resident of Gillham, Arkansas died Tuesday, August 1, 2017 in Dallas, Texas.
She was born April 23, 1949, in De Queen, Arkansas. She drove a school bus, was a mail carrier, worked at Wal-Mart for over 30 years and attended Almond Church.
Mrs. Smith was preceded in death by her parents, Dave and Dixie Ward Kerr; three brothers-in-law, James Henry Russell, Harold Edward Beckwith and C.W. Brown and one sister-in-law, Carolyn Smith.
She is survived by her husband, Don Smith; two daughters and a son-in-law, Rhonda and John Carrier and Donna Golliher; three grandsons, Corey Carrier and wife Tanna, Caleb Carrier and Brett Brady; two sisters and one brother-in-law, Sue and James Acklen and Betty Jo Russell; nephews, Kenneth Acklen, James David Russell and wife Mary, Kelly Joe Russell and wife Shauna and Shawn Dale Beckwith and wife Tonya; one niece, Crystal Acklen; three brothers-in-law, Mike Smith, Ronnie Smith and wife Susan and Ricky Smith and wife Connie and one sister-in-law, Sandy Smith.
Funeral services for Mrs. Smith will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, August 5, 2017, in the Wilkerson Funeral Home Chapel with Steven Chenoweth and Jerry Hill officiating. Burial will follow in Valley Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 6:00-8:00 p.m., Friday, August 4th at the funeral home.
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Marlene Bevill
Oct 28th, 2017 9:18 pm
Please accept my sincere sympathy. You are in my prayers and thoughts during this most difficult time. May God wrap His Loving Arms around you and provide a peace and comfort that only He can is my prayer. May your tears turn into smiles as you remember the good times. Just know I care and am thinking of and praying for you.
Marilyn Archer
Aug 24th, 2017 3:27 pm
Our deepest sympathy to the family in your loss of Frances. She always had a smile when we encountered her at Wal-Mart or elsewhere in town. Marilyn and Michael Archer
Rhonda Weatherford
Aug 8th, 2017 10:36 pm
I was saddened to hear of Francis passing. Such a sweet lady always smiling and a positive word. I know she'll be missed by many. Prayers for her family and friends.
Tim Arnold
Aug 5th, 2017 11:02 pm
Hearts and prayers to you tonight .
Always smiling on earth .
Now Glowing in heaven .
penny maynard
Aug 5th, 2017 8:13 am
i so sorry i didn't get to call you on your birthday. i broken my leg before it came. you will be great miss. there was never a greater friend. love you penny
Evelyn Sowell
Aug 5th, 2017 7:32 am
My deepest sympathy for the loss of your loved one.Francis was a very sweet lady,and an asset to her job.she was good with people.she will be missed by everyone .
Ericka Salinas
Aug 5th, 2017 12:44 am
I worked with her Walmart. She was like family and can't believe that she gone. Prayers for the family.
Susie Ward Minor
Aug 4th, 2017 8:21 pm
Such a great friend and cousin,you will be missed! Prayers for the family,God be with you all!
Don & Karen Morphew
Aug 4th, 2017 8:03 pm
Don, we are so sorry for your loss. Francis was a special person. Prayers for your Family.
Connie and Tom Batie
Aug 4th, 2017 6:41 pm
We are so sorry about your your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with all the family!
Judy Jordan
Aug 4th, 2017 4:35 pm
I am so sorry to hear about Frances passing. She was a great friend and Christian woman. I will miss her smile and her enthusiasm for the Lord. May God comfort and guide you all. Love ya
Margie Acklen Spoon
Aug 4th, 2017 3:21 pm
Don, I am so sorry for your loss. I know it will be hard on all of you. Sue and Betty will never forget the loss of a sister, as I have never lost that thought. It is hard to understand, but she is no longer in pain, so she can smile down on you and still let you feel her love.
Mary Joiner
Aug 4th, 2017 3:04 pm
Ms. Frances was a truly remarkable Lady. I had the deep honor of working with her for several years. She was always there for me and many others whether it meant a hug, a prayer or a push to help us achieve our potential. She will remain in our hearts. Prayers to Don and The family..
Rich and Amy Lugo
Aug 4th, 2017 1:24 pm
Mr. Don. We are so shocked and terribly saddened at the kids of Mrs. Frances. We loved her very much. Our thoughts and prayers Re with You! We love you!!!
Holly (Spencer) Goodnight
Aug 4th, 2017 1:16 pm
She was such a beautiful person. I will never forget how out going she was and just full of life. She was so wonderful to work with. Just last year, she stopped by my house and scooped up my kids to take them to VBS. My kids, she had never met prior because we lived off for along time. But she was the kind of person that didn't care if she knew them or not! They were little kids and she knew me! And that was all that mattered to her! It was so sweet and something I will never forget. Life is so short. I'm praying for the family. She is dearly missed! ❤️
Cathy and Anthony Quinn
Aug 4th, 2017 1:09 pm
We were so sorry to hear of Frances's passing I really enjoyed working with her
Nancy Gore
Aug 4th, 2017 12:13 pm
Such a Dear , Dear Lady !
Phyllis Hughes
Aug 4th, 2017 12:11 pm
Don, sorry for your loss. God bless you.
Delena & Walter Jewell
Aug 4th, 2017 11:27 am
Condolences to your family Don Smith. I will miss visiting with her. I worked with her for a few years & enjoyed talking to her. Page thought a lot of the both of you.
Jackie Talent
Aug 4th, 2017 11:12 am
Mrs. Francis was such a sweet lady.. Going to miss her sweet smile.. Mr. Don, I will be keeping you and the family in my thoughts and prayers.. God Bless
Donna Lambeth
Aug 4th, 2017 10:48 am
Deepest sympathy, I worked with Frances at Walmart, she was a good boss3P
Joye Miller
Aug 4th, 2017 10:34 am
What does one say at a time like this, except I am so sorry for your loss. France was a very sweet, kind lady. She will greatly be missed by all that knew her. Don, my prayers are with you and your family.
Christy Wylie, Mark Steele, Abi Steele, and Maci Steele
Aug 4th, 2017 9:32 am
She will be greatly missed and now she is an angel above. Our thoughts and prayers are with you Don.
Ray & Carolyn Frachiseur
Aug 4th, 2017 9:15 am
So very sorry for your loss. Your
Family will be in our thoughts and prayers. May God grant you comfort
and peace.
Barbara McNutt
Aug 4th, 2017 9:07 am
So sorry to hear about Mrs. Frances. I worked with her at Wal-Mart and she was such a sweet person inside and out. God has chosen another angel for Heaven. Praying for the family.
Felton and Carolyn Vaught
Aug 4th, 2017 8:52 am
Such a shock, we didn't know Frances was sick. Loved this couple. Prayers for you Don in your loss..God bless and comfort you .
jessie and peggy vaughn
Aug 4th, 2017 7:18 am
We are so sorry for your lost, may God be with you
Carolin Hockersmith
Aug 4th, 2017 6:34 am
My prayers are with all of you.
J.L. & Lorene Presley
Aug 4th, 2017 5:16 am
Don & family, l was saddened to hear about Frances passing. She has her reward in heaven now. She was a dear friend, who I enjoyed working with for years. May the Lord comfort your hearts and give you strength during this difficult time.
Steven and Jamie Wolcott
Aug 4th, 2017 2:25 am
Our thoughts and prayers go out to all of Mrs. Francis' family and friends. I have known her for many many years, through her Wal-Mart family. She was also my very 1st landlord, when I was a newlywed at 18. she was a wonderful, sweet lady, who always had a smile on her face. RIP Dear Francis. You will be missed by so very many.
John williamson
Aug 4th, 2017 1:05 am
Oh I'm so sorry to she this, I just got to visit with her and Don very shortly last year. Love to all of those morning her loss.
Terrie Crawford
Aug 4th, 2017 12:58 am
I will always remember Frances and her friendly smile. She was a ray of sunshine always.
Janet Sitzes
Aug 3rd, 2017 10:43 pm
Frances was such a sweet lady. She helped me in so many ways, not just at work but outside work to. She will truly be missed.
Lisa manning
Aug 3rd, 2017 10:01 pm
Loved this woman. She will be greatly missed RIP Frances
Wilma Ramsey Bonner
Aug 3rd, 2017 9:58 pm
I am so sorry for your loss. I met Frances years ago through Betty Jo Russell. We became good friends but sorry to say life got in the way and we lost touch. I have so many good memories of her though. She was a wonderful lady and I will cherish those memories forever.

I'm sorry but because of the long drive and my heath right now, I can't make the trip and be with you all at this time. Just know my thoughts and prayers are there.
God bless you all,
Carolyn Hensley
Aug 3rd, 2017 9:40 pm
My thoughts and prayers for all the family. I worked with Francis at Walmart in Dequeen. Loved her like a sister.
Delores Sherry
Aug 3rd, 2017 9:39 pm
So very sorry for your loss. Frances was a wonderful and sweet lady. Prayers for your family.
Donna Huckaby
Aug 3rd, 2017 8:25 pm
Frances's family, I am so sorry. Lean on God and let him wrap his arms around you. I worked with her for a long time and during the darkest time in my life she was there for me. She always had a hug and how is the family. She will be greatly missed. Praying for you.
Nina (Wylie) Pitts
Aug 3rd, 2017 8:09 pm
I always loved seeing Frances through the years at Walmart & recently at two of my family members funerals. We never know when our name will be called. We must all be ready to meet our Lord and I know Frances was ready. May God give comfort to all her family is my prayer.
Judy mills-Smith
Aug 3rd, 2017 8:04 pm
Sis I will miss u already I miss u., GOD has another angel a loving beautiful angel.prayers for all ur family will be with u again someday. Love u Judy and Robert Smith.
Dan and Jacque Ford
Aug 3rd, 2017 6:26 pm
Don, so very sorry for your loss. We are praying for you and the family. What a treasure she was to all her knew her.

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