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Carl A. Smith

Carl A. Smith, age 88 of Mena, passed away Thursday, September 22, 2017 in Mena, Arkansas.

Carl was born to the late David Asbury Smith and the late Permelia Jane Fain Smith on February 4, 1929 in Scott County, Arkansas. He was married to Helen Nadine Allen Smith for 62 years. Carl enjoyed singing at churches and nursing homes with his children. He loved playing and singing Gospel music, leaving a musical legacy that shaped the lives of people around him.   His other hobbies were hunting, fishing and talking with family and friends.  Most of all he loved the Lord with all his heart. Carl was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother and friend to all who knew him.  He will be dearly missed by all.

He is survived by wife, Helen Nadine Smith of the home; son, Carl Odell Smith and wife Jennifer of Mena, Arkansas; daughter, Deborah Ann Smith Lott and husband Randy of Mena, Arkansas; grandchildren, Joshua Lott and wife Tera of Mena, Arkansas, Karen Ray Baggett of Florida, Carl Allen Odell Smith and wife Emily of Mena, Arkansas, John Wesley David Smith of DeQueen, Arkansas, Morgan LeKae Barrett of Mena, Arkansas, David Earl Bunyard of Mena, Arkansas; great-grandchildren, Jayson Dean Lott of Mena, Arkansas, KayLa Ann Lott of Mena, Arkansas, Brian Baggett of Mena, Arkansas, Katlyn Baggett of Mena, Arkansas, Cody Baggett of Florida, Dylan Ray Barrett, II of Mena, Arkansas, Sophi Kaytlynn Barrett of Mena, Arkansas, Aleah Lynn Bunyard of Mena, Arkansas, Ava Mae Odeh of Arizona; and brother, Floyd Smith and wife Wilma of Waldron, Arkansas.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and 15 brothers and sisters, and one great-granddaughter, Abby Danielle Lott.

Graveside services will be Monday, September 25, 2017, at 2:00 p.m. in Owens Chapel Cemetery in Acorn, Arkansas with Pastor Carl Odell Smith officiating under the direction of the Beasley Wood Funeral Home of Mena.

Honorary pallbearers will be Carl Allen Odell Smith, Joshua Lott, Randy Lott, David Bunyard, Michael Howell and Johnny Ray Allen.

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