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2522 E. Broadway
P. O. Box 722
Forrest City, AR 72335
Phone: (870) 633-8135
Fax: 870-633-8136
Howard Smith

Howard C. Smith Sr.

Friday, April 26th, 1946 - Monday, December 23rd, 2019
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Clay Funeral Home
P. O. Box 722
2522 East Broadway
Forrest City, AR 72336

Dr. Howard C. Smith, Sr., 73 of West Memphis, AR, died Monday, December 23rd, 2019, at Methodist University Hospital in Memphis, TN.

Dr. Smith was born April 26th, 1946 in Goodwin, AR, to the late Mr. Frank James Smith and the late Mrs. Luella McKissick Smith.

Survivors are: spouse, Mrs. Armelia Smith of West Memphis, Four children: Tonji Smith Cromwell of Memphis, TN, Tonika Smith of Kennesaw, GA, Terika Green of Memphis, TN, and Dr. Howard C. Smith, II of Wynne, AR.

Seven grandchildren:
RouSean Cromwell, Kiara Cromwell, Khaila Cromwell, Imani Green, Laron Green II, Tyree Green, and Zia Zoe Green.

His siblings include 12 boys and five girls. Eight of them preceded him in death: Ruby Smith, Sammie Smith, B.F. (Baby Frank), Lula Smith, Albert Smith, Sr., Henry
Smith, Bennie Smith, Sr., and Josephine Gray.

Surviving siblings:
Alex J. Smith Sr. (Helena, AR), I Beauty Smith (Goodwin, AR), Ransom Smith (Goodwin, AR), Taylor Smith Sr. (Austin, TX), Wilson Smith (Little Rock, AR), Jessie Smith (Arlington, TN), Oliver Smith (Forrest City, AR), Phyllis Gines (Greensboro NC), He also leaves behind his play sister, Denetra Williams; and, countless nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

The Funeral Service for Dr. Howard C. Smith, Sr. is 11:00am, Saturday, January 4th,2020 at the West Memphis Civic Auditorium, 228 Polk Ave., West Memphis, AR. Interment will follow in the Memorial Park Funeral Home and Cemetery, 5668 Poplar Ave, Memphis, Tennessee.

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    Saturday, January 4th, 2020 | 11:00am
    Saturday, January 4th, 2020 11:00am
    West Memphis Civic Auditorium
    228 Polk Ave
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  • Interment

    Saturday, January 4th, 2020 |
    Saturday, January 4th, 2020
    Memorial Park Funeral Home and Cemetery
    5668 Poplar Ave
    MEMPHIS, TN 38119-0885
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    Enter at Main Gate on Poplar Ave.


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Smith family, so sorry for the passing of Dr. H. Smith Sr. Sending our condolences, and praying for your family' Mrs. Smith , your faith in Christ have wrap you and your family in his Grace. Your faith will give you the comfort, strength, and courage to face today and the days ahead. The spirit within you uplifted me so many times over the years. Mrs. Smith your friendship was truly a Blessing to me, Thank you. The Sunshine will forever shine on you and your family.

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