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Catherine Clarice Billingsley Smith

Catherine Clarice Billingsley Smith, age 92, of Mena, died Saturday, March 4, 2017 at the Mena Manor.  She was born on Saturday, February 14, 1925 to Russell James and Opal Catherine Teague Billingsley in Heavener, Oklahoma.

Catherine moved to Mena in 1937.  She worked many years as an accountant for Exxon Mobile.  Catherine loved life and enjoyed spending time with her children and grandchildren.  Catherine was a loving mother, grandmother, aunt and friend and will be missed by all who knew her.

She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Francis H. Smith and one brother, Richard Billingsley.

Catherine is survived by her son, Daniel Smith of Tarkington, Texas; her two daughters, Kay Smith of Liberty Hill, Texas and Margaret Bryant of Spring, Texas; five grandchildren, Rebecca Harrel of Cleveland, Texas, Rose Branigan of Liberty Hill, Texas, Joy Bowlin of Austin, Texas, Joanna Sparkman of Atlanta, Georgia and Samantha Castillo of Spring, Texas; nine great grandchildren and four great-great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.

Graveside services will be Wednesday, March 8, 2017 at 11:00 A.M. at the Pinecrest Memorial Park with Brother Jack Schoeppey officiating.  Visitation will be before the service on Wednesday, March 8, 2017 from 9:00 – 10:45 A.M. at the Bowser Family Funeral Home Chapel in Mena.

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