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Doris Jean Smith

Mrs. Doris Jean Smith, age 86, of Mena, passed away Saturday, March 11, 2017 in Mena, Arkansas.

She was born March 16, 1930 in Opal, Arkansas to the late Jesse T. Holmes and the late Snow Louise Sherman Holmes. Mrs. Smith worked at Wal-Mart for many years. She loved baseball, was an avid Atlanta Braves fan, and enjoyed gardening. She was a loving and devoted mother with a servant’s heart serving her family and others. Most of all she loved her Lord and Savior, her family, and her Bill and his family as her own. She was known as “Mom” at the nursing home, was also known for her radiant smile. Doris was a loving and kind mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, great-great grandmother, sister, and friend to all who knew her. She will be dearly missed.

She is survived by children, Douglas Ray Crain and wife Heide of De Moines, Iowa, Gary Alan Crain of Lufkin, Texas, Norma Elaine Baker of Mena, Arkansas, Virginia Gayle Davis and husband Wendell of Lufkin, Texas, Ronald David Ezell and wife Karen of Houston, Texas, Pamela Diane Strickland of Fort Smith, Arkansas; sisters, Sue McAfee and husband Charles of Texarkana, Arkansas, Jessica Dean of St. Louis, Missouri, Patricia Medford and husband Darrell of Texarkana, Arkansas; thirteen grandchildren, twenty-two great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Bill Smith, son-in-law, Dariel Baker, grandson, Steven Crain, sisters, Odell Byrd, and Helen Gosvenor.

Funeral services will be Wednesday, March 15, 2017, 10:00 a.m. at Beasley Wood Chapel with Brother Charles Holmes officiating. Interment will follow in the Cherry Hill Cemetery in Cherry Hill under the direction of the Beasley Wood Funeral Home of Mena. Family and friends visitation will be Tuesday, March 14, 2017 at Beasley Wood from 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Pallbearers will be Kris Clark, Tim Clark, Chris Benner, Brandon Ezell, Aaron Davis, and Tyler Dennis.

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