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“Dear Ones, we were so sorry to hear that Lola passed away. We always enjoyed visiting with her at the Ricks Homecoming and have missed seeing her...Read More »
1 of 17 | Posted by: Vickie L. Bickle - Camden, AR

“Linda, We are so sorry for your loss. May God give you peace and comfort. You are in our prayers. ”
2 of 17 | Posted by: Ray and Eunice Pierce - AR

“You are on our hearts and in our thoughts these nexts few days. May God give you a peace that passeth all understanding during this time. ”
3 of 17 | Posted by: Danny & Judy Watson McManus - AR

“I remember all the good times we had at at the family gatherings at Christmas time at mama Ercle's with your mom and dad.We always had a great visit...Read More »
4 of 17 | Posted by: Rebecca and Ed Drake - TX

“Bro. Ricky, Sis Dottie and Jason, Please know that your family is in my thoughts and prayers as you face this difficult time of adjustment. Remember...Read More »
5 of 17 | Posted by: James Wright

“I'm so sorry to hear about Ms Smith. You are all in my prayers! ”
6 of 17 | Posted by: Belinda (Gilbert) Stell - Fordyce, AR

“Linda and Eddie----Sorry to hear about Linda's mother. We have very good memories of all of you when we went to church with you..She was a very sweet...Read More »
7 of 17 | Posted by: Bro. Bobby &Sue Parnell - Fordyce, AR

“My thoughts and prayers are with you. ”
8 of 17 | Posted by: Pam Miller Morse - Maumelle, AR

“Out thoughts and prayers are with all the family. ”
9 of 17 | Posted by: Stanlely & Debbie Shankles - AR

“My thoughts & prayers are with you all. I loved Lola dearly during her stay at Oak Ridge. She was very special to me. Much love to Mrs. Linda & Mr...Read More »
10 of 17 | Posted by: Megan Russell - El Dorado, AR

“Sorry for your loss. ”
11 of 17 | Posted by: Yvonne Adams - AR

“Sorry for your lose. Praying for your family. Love you all. ”
12 of 17 | Posted by: Cindy Scott Fernandez - El Dorado, AR

“I wish you the peace that Jesus gives. May the wonderful memories that you will always cherish help ease the pain.Johnnie and Alma ”
13 of 17 | Posted by: Alma Davis - Hampton, AR - friend

“My prayers and thoughts are with you all during this time of your loss. Love,Peggy ”
14 of 17 | Posted by: Peggy Duncan Baggenstoss - AR

“Ricky we are so sorry for you your loss. She was a wonderful woman and will be missed by all. ”
15 of 17 | Posted by: Bob Biggers - Monroe, LA - Friend

“BROTHER RICKY, SISTER DOTTIE AND JASONAND FAMILY. WE ARE SO SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT YOUR MOTHER AND GRANDMOTHER. WE KNOW YOUR MOM IS IN SUCH A BETTER...Read More »
16 of 17 | Posted by: LARRY RINEHART SR. - HAMPTON, AR

“a beautiful & sweet lady, Can hear her now with her welcome as you entered the store. Always a smile. Blessings to you all ”
17 of 17 | Posted by: Brady & Betty Parker - Crossett, AR


Lola Elese Smith, 88, of Harrell died Friday, January 24, 2014 at Oak Ridge Nursing Home in El Dorado. She was born June 6, 1925 in Bradley County, Arkansas. She was a member of Canaan Baptist Church in Harrell and had owned and operated Smith's Grocery store in Harrell for many years. She is preceded in death by her parents, Fred Williams and Leuna Mulligan Williams; her husband of 58 years, Laron Smith; one sister, Mary Williams; and two brothers, C.G. Williams and Lamar Williams. She is survived by one son and daughter-in-law, Rickey and Dottie Smith of Hampton; one daughter and son-in-law, Linda and Eddie Childers of El Dorado; one brother, Billy Joe Williams of Cedar Point, KS; one sister, Sylvia Ann Williams of Camden; three grandchildren, Jason Smith of Hampton, Clayton Childers and his wife, Angie of El Dorado, Katrina Childers of Kemp, TX; two great grandchildren, Caleb and Aubrey Kay Childers of El Dorado. The family would like to give a special thanks to the staff of Oak Ridge Nursing Home for their kind and professional care. Visitation will be Sunday 5:00 pm until 8:00 pm at Benton Funeral Home in Hampton. Funeral services will be 2:00 pm Monday at Canaan Baptist Church in Harrell with Rev. Rickey Smith and Rev. Leroy Jones officiating. Burial will follow at Ricks Cemetery. Arrangements by Benton Funeral Home in Fordyce/Hampton. To sign the online register visit www.bentonfuneralhome.net.

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