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“Such a sweet lady is gone from our midst ... she will surely be missed. Our prayers go out to all of you during such a sad time. ”
1 of 30 | Posted by: Mike & Sandra Pinson - Daisy, AR

“Please accept our sincere sympathy. You are in our thoughts and prayers during this most difficult time. May God wrap His loving arms around you and...Read More »
2 of 30 | Posted by: Bobby and Marlene Bevill - AR

“I was so sorry to learn of Mrs. Erma's passing. She was a very sweet lady and will be missed by so many people. I met her many years ago and my...Read More »
3 of 30 | Posted by: Edna Cox - Dierks, AR

“David and the family, our thoughts and prayers are with you. Erma was a well known lady in this community, not only for her good cooking but a sweet...Read More »
4 of 30 | Posted by: Ray & Phyllis Lacefield - Nehope, AR

“Our prayers, thoughts and love to the Smith Family. ”
5 of 30 | Posted by: Mike/Teresa Smith - Texarkana, TX

“I am sorry for your loss. I know she loved her family and will be missed by them. John 5:25-28 brings great comfort in a time of loss. I look forward...Read More »
6 of 30 | Posted by: Mary - Glenwood, AR

“Mrs. Erma was one of the sweetest ladies I have ever known. It was a priviledge to know and work with her. She will be missed, but they've got a new...Read More »
7 of 30 | Posted by: Loretta Dodson - Daisy, AR

“My condolences to the family & friends I'm so sorry for your loss, at the same time Heaven is rejoicing it has another beautiful angel! ”
8 of 30 | Posted by: shannon partee - new hope, AR

“A sweet and wonderful person who will be greatly missed.... will always remember how she used to call me "knot head"... prayers for your family ”
9 of 30 | Posted by: Ronnie Partee - Daisy, AR

“Ms Erma, what a special lady. I had the pleasure working with her at Self Creek 20 + years ago. She passed on a few of her cherished pie recipes to...Read More »
10 of 30 | Posted by: Kattena Fant - Kirby, AR

“So sorry for ya'lls loss. Loved her alot. She will be missed. ”
11 of 30 | Posted by: Traci Roberts - Murfreesboro, AR

“Erma was one of the sweetest ladies I know. She will be greatly missed and fondly remembered! ”
12 of 30 | Posted by: Janette McBay - Newhope, AR

“I worked with her @ self creek. I loved every minute of it, and yes her pies just awesome !!!. she will be missed. ”
13 of 30 | Posted by: wendy price - Nash, TX

“LOVE THIS GIRL !!!! XXXXXXX ”
14 of 30 | Posted by: Betty Short Adcock - AR

“My prayers are with yall. Mrs Erma has always seemed a part of our family so we will miss her very much. ”
15 of 30 | Posted by: Betty McIntosh - Mineral Springs, AR

“Donna Cheryl and Don, I will always remember Erma Fay with love in my heart. She was so good to me and Sheila and such fun to work with at Self...Read More »
16 of 30 | Posted by: MYRTLE BEASLEY GLOVER - TEXARKANA, TX

“Ms Erma was a wonderful lady. Prays are with her family. God Bless you all! ”
17 of 30 | Posted by: Dana Brown - Dierks, AR

“Our thought and Prayers are with you all...Erma was a sweet lady & I loved to go visit her when I was a kid...many memories of her and most involved...Read More »
18 of 30 | Posted by: Alidya McKiever - Lockesburg, AR

“Ms. Erma was a sweet lady! She will be missed. ”
19 of 30 | Posted by: Jo-Lee Westfall - Newhope, AR

“Prayers going up for family. Will sure miss you Mrs Emma. ”
20 of 30 | Posted by: Myra Brasel - Newhope, AR

“i am so sorry for your loss. mrs. smith was a sweetheart. heaven will get another angel. god bless you all. ”
21 of 30 | Posted by: lyn elrod - dierks, AR

“I will always remember her love and kindness for others. You will be missed by all who knew you - but I'll see you later ”
22 of 30 | Posted by: Barbara McBay Pearson - Tulsa, OK

“You're in our thoughts and prayers ”
23 of 30 | Posted by: Roger & Judy Moore - Newhope, AR

“Love and prayers to the family! I loved Erma Faye not sure what Mom will do without her:( I have very fond memories of Erma, Jack and David coming...Read More »
24 of 30 | Posted by: Lisa Miller - NewHope, AR

“I loved Mrs. Erma! She will be dearly missed. I worked several years at Ward's with her. She always brightened my day and a joy to work with! May...Read More »
25 of 30 | Posted by: Shelley Taylor - DeQueen, AR

“David, we were so sorry to hear about your mom. Our prayers are with you and your entire family. ”
26 of 30 | Posted by: Susan and Luke Tollett - Dierks, AR

“To all of Erma family we so terribley sorry for your lost.She was a very sweet lady,always enjoyed visiting with her.God Bless all ”
27 of 30 | Posted by: BILL & Estella Mc Cauley - Dierks, AR

“To all of Erma family we so terribley sorry for your lost.She was a very sweet lady,always enjoyed visiting with her.God Bless all ”
28 of 30 | Posted by: BILL & Estella Mc Cauley - Dierks, AR

“Smitty Don, Donna, David,& family, we were so saddened to hear of your mom's passing. Mrs. Erma touched many, many lives & will be greatly missed. ”
29 of 30 | Posted by: Klint & Sheila Tedder - Daisy, AR

“Erma will be greatly missed,Her family is in our thoughts & Prayers. ”
30 of 30 | Posted by: Shirley Hosey - Mineral Springs, AR


Erma Smith, age 84, of Newhope, died Saturday, August 24, 2013. She was born on March 9, 1929 near Newhope, the daughter of Roy Jester and Stella O'Neal Jester. On June 10, 1950, she was married to Kemmel Smith who preceded her in death on January 6, 1996. She was also preceded in death by her daughter-in-law, Diana Smith; and three brothers, Kelsie Jester, Lloyd Jester and Eugene Jester. A retired cook, she was famous for her homemade pies and her dressing. She attended the Newhope Free Will Baptist Church, loved being with her family and taking care of her cats. She is survived by three children and their spouses, Don Smith, Donna and Larry Webb and David and Kellie Smith, all of Newhope; five grandchildren, Michelle McCauley, Dana Wright, Crystal Webb, Chris Webb and Danielle Smith; three great-grandchildren, Robin Fatherree, Cassi McCauley and Laci Wright; four great-great-grandchildren, Madison Wright, Dyllon Wright, Collin Fatherree and Claire Fatherree; two brothers, Earl Jester of Michigan and Jerel Jester of Indiana; three sisters, Helen Clampitt of Indiana, Betty Shepard of Dierks and Ruby Winkleman of Indiana; and several nieces and nephews. Services will be held at 2:00 PM, Wednesday, August 28, 2013 in the Newhope Free Will Baptist Church with Bro. Scott Vaughn and Bro. Kenny Fant officiating. Visitation will be Tuesday, 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM. Interment will be in the Pleasant Grove Cemetery under the direction of Davis-Smith Funeral Home, Glenwood. Pallbearers will be John Young, Keith Tedder, Russell Young, Dennis Jester, Terrell Shepard and Clifton Ward. Guest registry is at www.davis-smith.com.

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