Arahalene H. Smith
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Arahalene H. Smith
  • April 29, 1926 - March 23, 2017
  • Garland, Texas

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Arahalene H. Smith was born April 29, 1926 in Lindale, Texas to Arthur F. Harvey and Mary Elizabeth Hester Harvey. She passed away March 23, 2017 in Garland, Texas.

Arahalene graduated from Lindale High School and then went on to study Eastfield College and graduated in 1978 with her Associates Degree in Dactylology. She also was a civilian employee (nurse's aide) at Camp Fannin, Texas during World War II, worked for the United States Postal Service and was a member of the Methodist Church. Arahalene was a member of the Eastern Star during the 70's and 80's and that time was known to be one of the most joyous times of her life.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Whiteford B. Smith; parents and siblings, A.C. Harvey, Ed Harvey, Harold Harvey, Jewell Boaz, Beth Biscamp and Linda Wood. Arahalene is survived by her children, Whiteford B. Smith II, Cynthia A. Collins and Stanley D. Smith; grandchildren, Tonya Gill, Michelle Pugh, Jason E. Smith, David Collins, Jeremy D. Smith and Christopher Collins; twin sister, Imogene Wright and many other extended family members.

Visitation will be held Monday, April 17, 2017 from 5-8pm at Grove Hill Funeral Home. Services will be held Tuesday, April 18, 2017 at 2pm at Grove Hill Funeral Home Chapel, interment to follow at Grove Hill Memorial Park.

In Lieu of flowers, donations are requested to be made to Order of Eastern Star.