Laverne Smith Obituary

Mrs. Laverne Smith, age 82, passed away Tuesday, April 19, 2022, in Mena, Arkansas. She was born December 25, 1939, in Austin, Texas to the late Albert Golden and Floyce Pate Golden.

Mrs. Smith was a meat packer by profession and enjoyed cooking. She loved to visit with friends and family.

Laverne is preceded in death by her parents, Albert Golden and Floyce Pate Golden; her husband, Allen Smith; son, David Smith; and by her daughter, Tammy Pierson. She is survived by her son, Shawn Smith and wife Brandi of Mena, Arkansas; grandchildren, Brenna Smith of Mena, Arkansas, Brittany Smith of Ft. Smith, Arkansas, Sarah Porch of Amarillo, Texas, Jessica Clark of Amarillo, Texas, Rachel Pierson of Amarillo, Texas, Amber Smith of Massachusetts; a number of great-grandchildren; brothers, Allen Ray Golden of Lockesburg, Arkansas; sisters, Anna Matthews of Watson, Oklahoma, Marlene Bailey of Cove, Arkansas; and a host of nieces, nephews, other family, and friends too numerous to mention.

Mrs. Smith was sent for cremation under the direction of Beasley-Wood Funeral Home. There are no services planned at this time.

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5-2-22 5:27 p.m. KAWX.ORG