Lillie Lenora Counts Obituary



Lillie Lenora Counts age 92 of McAlester, Oklahoma formerly of Cove, Arkansas passed away Monday, September 10, 2018 in McAlester.

Lillie was born on March 5, 1926 in Grannis, Arkansas to the late Charles K. Smith and the late Bonnie E. McDonald Smith. She enjoyed working on the family farm raising cattle, but not the horses! Lillie spent her quite time making beautiful quilts. She loved growing her garden to eat and share. Lillie lived on her own until she was 88 years old, taking care of her own affairs. She was a loving and kind mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt and friend to all who knew her. She will be dearly missed by all.

She is survived by sons: Kelsie Counts and wife Connie of McAlester, Oklahoma and Leland Bridges and wife Karen of Valliant, Oklahoma

Grandchildren: Cheri Ellis and husband Greg of McAlester, Oklahoma, Micah Avery of Tulsa, Oklahoma, Justin Avery of McAlester, Oklahoma, and Johnathan Counts of McAlester, Oklahoma

Ten great-grandchildren

Special friends: Doug Casey, the Late Bart Casey, Ronnie and Marvetta Smith 

Numerous nieces, nephews and friends. 

She was preceded in death by her parents, Charles and Bonnie Smith, her late husband Kelsie Counts, brothers Charles Bootney Smith, Will Smith, and Gene Smith.

Funeral services will be Saturday, September 15, 2018, 2:00 p.m. at Pleasant Grove Church of Nazarene in Cove with Brother Edward Brooks and Brother Todd Webb officiating. 


Interment will be in Pleasant Grove Cemetery in Cove, Arkansas.


Services under the direction of the Beasley Wood Funeral Home of Mena.

Family and friends visitation will be Friday, September 14, 2018 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Beasley Wood. 

Pallbearers will be Micah Avery, Justin Avery, Johnathan Counts, Troy Dickerson, Andrew Casey, and Nicholas Ross.

Honorary pallbearer is Doug Casey.


9-11-18 4:10 p.m.