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Mrs. Goldie Louise Baxter

Mrs. Goldie Louise Baxter, age 88, of Octavia, OK passed away Friday, March 27, 2020 in Poteau, OK.

Goldie was born May 23, 1931 in Octavia, OK to the late Alva B. Marsh and Effie Ollie White Marsh. She was married to Bill Smith until his passing. Goldie was the Head cafeteria cook for both Octavia and Smithville schools for 30 years. After retiring she was re married to Cletus Baxter. Mrs. Baxter loved to garden and plant flowers. She loved to cook for family and friends. She was a member of the Octavia Baptist Church. She was a loving wife, mother, aunt, grandmother, and friend she will be dearly missed by all who knew her.

She is survived by: Sons, Jimmy Smith and wife Donna of Smithville, OK, Jerry Smith and wife Naomi of Wickes, AR, Larry Smith and wife Vickie of Smithville, OK, Perry Smith and wife Dana of Smithville, OK; 9 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren, and 2 great-great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husbands; Bill Smith and Cletus Baxter, 4 brothers and 3 sisters.

Graveside services will be Saturday, March 28, 2020 at 3:00 p.m. at Octavia Cemetery in Octavia, OK, with Brother Ed Rogers officiating. Funeral services were entrusted to Beasley Wood Funeral Home of Mena.

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