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Ruth Nettie Smith
July 19, 1933 - June 22, 2021

Ruth Nettie Smith of Trumann departed this life on Tuesday, June 22, 2021 at Flo & Phil Jones Hospice House in Jonesboro, AR at the age of 87 years, 11 months and 3 days.   She was born Wednesday, July 19, 1933 in St. Louis and lived in the Trumann area for over 45 years.  She was a housewife and a member of Providence Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband of 57 years, Harold Smith; one son, William E. Smith, Sr.; one grandson, William E. Smith, Jr; one great-granddaughter, Gabriella E. Veal; 2 brothers, 1 sister, 1 son-in-law, Kenny Northcott and her parents, Frank and Marie Lair Benz.       She is survived by three daughters, Janet (Larry) Bailey of Barlett, TN, Joanna Northcott of Wynne, AR and Brenda (Frank) Russell of Jonesboro, AR; two sons, David (Debra) Smith of Byhalia, MS and Joseph (Gail) Smith of Crestview, FL; three sisters, Evelyn Gaines of Olive Branch, MS, Ethel Harrison of La Porte, IN and Mary Lutman of Herculaneum, MO; Fiancé, Walter Marvel of Trumann; 16 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-grandchildren.       The family will receive friends Monday from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Thompson Funeral Home in Trumann.  Celebration of Life will be Tuesday at 10:00 a.m. in the chapel of Thompson Funeral Home with Rev. Bobby Brooks officiating.   Burial will follow in Pine Log Cemetery in Brookland, AR. The family request in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude's Children's Hospital in Memphis, Tenn.       In compliance with COVID-19 restrictions, face masks or other facial covering is optional and social distancing will be required.        An online guest book can be signed at www.thompsonfuneralhome.net

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Visitation

June 28, 2021
05:00 PM - 07:00 PM

Thompson Funeral Home
220 Viva Drive
Trumann, AR 72472
(870)483-6311

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Funeral Service

June 29, 2021
10:00 AM

Thompson Funeral Home
220 Viva Drive
Trumann, AR 72472
(870)483-6311

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  1. Dorothy Byford , Jonesboro says

    JoAnne and family, I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your Mom. It is a hard loss that only God can supply the grace to begin to heal. Love you guys! Junior and Dorothy

  2. Tina E Roberts, Pensacola,FL says

    Ruth, You were such a sweet natured Mom and Grandmother to all who were around you, related or not. You will be sorely missed and never replaced. See you the other side. Tina, one of the Elliot Girls...

  3. Cheryl Bog, Lindsey Wilson College says

    So very sorry for your family's loss. Praying for strength, peace and comfort during this difficult time.

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