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Melinda Jean Smith

Melinda Jean Smith, 46, died Monday, January 11, 2021 in Nacodoches, Texas. She was born August 23, 1974 in DeQueen, Arkansas to Tommy and Debra Smith.

Melinda loved animals, being outdoors, and flowers. She enjoyed helping people anytime they were in need and taking care of her family. Melinda worked in the food prep industry in her professional life. Anyone that knew Melinda knew of her love for her dear cat, Raptor.

Melinda is survived by her husband, Donald Smith of Timpson, Texas; sons, Donald Thomas Smith of Timpson, Texas, Brandon Lee Smith and wife Haley of Ft. Smith, Arkansas, William James Smith of Timpson, Texas; her parents, Tommy Douglas and Debra Smith of Cove, Arkansas; sister, Jennifer Belknap and husband Steve of Cove, Arkansas; grandmother, Ramona Moller of Cove, Arkansas; a host of family and friends.

She is preceded in death by her grandfather, Tommy Smith; grandfather, Frank Fox; grandmother, Darlene Fox.

A graveside service will be held Friday, January 15, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. at Pleasant Grove Cemetery in Cove, Arkansas with Brother Reggie Fryar officiating. Interment to follow under the direction of the Beasley-Wood Funeral Home.

Visitation is general.

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