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Rev. Elvie Garland Smith
November 11, 1917 - February 26, 2008

Rev. Elvie Garland Smith was born on Sunday, November 11, 1917, son of the late George Lee and Eliza Jane Thompson Smith. Rev. Smith died Tuesday, February 26, 2008, at the family residence in Fort Smith, Ark., at the age of 90 years 3 months and 15 days. He was born in Alton, Mo., and had lived in Fort Smith for the past 9 years and was formerly of Trumann where he lived most of his lifetime. He was a Singer employee for 16 years, retired minister with the United Pentecostal Church. He loved gardening and woodworking, a veteran of the U.S. Army serving during War World II and was a member of the First Pentecostal Church in Trumann. Rev. Smith was preceded in death by a daughter, Marsha Smith; granddaughters, Marcia Moody Sims and Kendra Smith Desporte, and his parents. Survivors include his wife of 71 years, Ruth Helen McGough Smith of the home; two daughters, Melva Moody of Ft. Smith and Regina Brewer of Trumann; three sons, Wayne Smith of Trumann, Charles

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  1. Virginia Scheer, Sacramento California says

    Sis,my sympathies are with you and your family.Love Gean

  2. Dwayne and Martii Scheer, Sacramento, California says

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.Dwayne and Martii

  3. Dodie Osment, Harrisburg, Arkansas says

    Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.

  4. BUSTER STEPHENSON, Harrisburg, Ar says

    My thoughts and prayers are with your family and loved ones.Buster Stephenson

  5. Bob Scheer, Twin Falls, Idaho says

    Our love and prayers are with you...God Bless you....Lots of LoveBob and Donna

  6. Leonard & Demetreal Harp, Trumann, AR says

    Regina,I am so sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with you and your family at this time.LoveLeonard & Demetreal Harp

  7. Teri Young Borton, Little Rock, Arkansas says

    My thoughts and prayers are with you as you mourn the loss of your wonderful husband, father, and grandfather. Sincerely,Teri Young Borton

  8. Virginia Smith, West Memphis, AR says

    My thoughts an prayers are with you.

  9. Vickey (Smith) Polson, North Little Rock, AR says

    My sincerest sympathies to the family on the loss of Uncle Elvie.I have fond memories of visiting with him, Aunt Helen, and Granny as a child.

  10. Linda Doty Roberts, Harrisburg, AR 72432 says

    Chuck - I am so sorry for the loss of your Dad. My dad joined Jesus Nov. 9, 2007. We will always miss them, may good memories be your comfort.Linda Doty Roberts

  11. Mary (Brinkley) Colona, Fenton, MO says

    So sorry to hear of your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers.May God Bless you all and hold you in his Loving arms.

  12. Butch Turner, Jonesboro, Arkansas says

  13. SHIRLEY MEAD, Jonesboro, AR says

    So sorry for your loss.

  14. Rev. Keith Throgmartin, Memphis,Tn says

    Are prayers are with you my parents Carl & Thelma Throgmartin talked about Bro.Smith alot when i was little. Someday Someday we will be together once more. Someday we will walk with our love ones who have gone before. Someday we will be in that Heavenly City never to grow old. Someday we will be with our love ones forever more. As for now they are still in our hearts. They prays they prayed will guide us the wat to be with them again someday.



  16. Lynn (Parnell) Osment, Trumann, Ar. says

    I wanted you to know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Lynn (Parnell) Osment

  17. Lavonda Taylor, West Memphis AR says

    I wanted to take time to express my deepest sympathy to the entire family. I have fond memories of spending time in your home as a teenager and always being made to feel welcome. I remember how much we used to laugh when Bro Smith would hide the tape recorder under the sofa then play back our conversations and singing. Please let everyone know that my thoughts and prayers are with you all.Lavonda Taylor

  18. Norma Jean Johnson, West Memphis, AR says

    Our sincere sympathy to all the Smith family. Our acquaintance goes a longway back in the Pentecostal Church.May God bless and comfort each of your hearts.The Barrington Family

  19. Norman and Sue Smith, Jonesboro, Arkansas says

    We remember Bro. Smith from First Pentecostal Church in Jonesboro. He was one of the ministers in our church at the time. He was a good man. The family is in our prayers! In Christian Love, Norman and Sue Smith

  20. Terri McCann, Harrisburg, AR says

    Smith Family, Our thoughts and prayers go out to you in your time of loss. The McCanns and Reeses both counted Bro. Smith as a friend. He was a great man.

  21. Norman and Sue Smith, Jonesboro, Arkansas says

    We knew Bro. Smith from First Pentecostal Church 1507 East Matthews Jonesboro, Arkansas. He was one of our ministers there. He was a good man. The family is in our prayers. In Christian Love, Norman and Sue Smith

  22. Michael Holt, Bay, AR says

  23. pat smith, trumann ar says

    you were a great man lovePat

  24. clayton snow, bay ar says

    I loved you very much. But I guess jesus just needed another angel. Your great grad child Clayton

  25. Kathy Cooper , says

    Our sympathy goes out to your family at this time. Mrs. Cooper & class at Bay Elementary.

  26. Michele Dunnam, Jonesboro AR says

    Clayton,I am so sorry about your loss. I know you loved him very much. My grandpa was very special to me too. You and your family will be in my prayers as you go through this difficult time. Love ya!!Mrs. Dunnam

  27. Brenda Easter Wilson, Frankfort, Ky. says

    We are so sorry to hear of the Death of Bro. Elvie Smith. He was such a great man. Just wanted to tell the family that we will be praying for them.Brenda Easter Wilson

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