Modema P. Smedley, age 93, of Cove, Arkansas, passed away Thursday, January 2, 2020 in Mena.
She was born on March 17, 1926 in Athens, Arkansas to the late Coy Pate and the late Evelyn Davis Pate. She was married to Jhon Smedley and they owned and operated The Smedley Store in Cove for many years. She was of the Pentecostal faith and was a loving mother, grandmother and friend to all who knew her.
She is survived by her son, Joel Don Smedley and his wife Pat of Coweta, Oklahoma.
Her grandchildren Melodie and Keith Frederick of Coweta, Oklahoma, Jennifer and Cole Moore of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma and Nikki Morton of Bixby, Oklahoma.
Four great granddaughters, Allison and Jack Winkle, Lydia Jackson-Moore, Hailey Morton and Violet Morton.
One sister, Sodola Griffith.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her brothers Dellas Pate, William Pate and Emil Pate and her sisters Voneithel O’neal, Eda Towry and Verbalee Dickison.
Funeral services will be 2:00 pm., Tuesday, January 7, 2020 at the Cove Revival Center with Brother Reggie Fryar and Brother Larry Davis officiating. Interment will follow in Pleasant Grove Cemetery at Cove under the direction of the Beasley-Wood Funeral Home. Visitation is General.
Pallbearers will be Andrew Dickison, Tony Smedley, Keith Frederick, Tim Smedley, Shirel Dickison, and Tyler Smedley.