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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.
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.
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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