Kitty Elizabeth Smithwick Dillard, 97, of Pine Bluff, died Sunday, December 18, 2011 at home.

Kitty Elizabeth Smithwick Dillard, 97, of Pine Bluff, died Sunday, December 18, 2011 at home.

She was born December 7, 1914 in Pine Bluff, daughter of C.J. and Martha Elizabeth “Mattie” Adams Smithwick.

Mrs. Dillard was reared and received her early education in Pine Bluff, graduating from Pine Bluff High School. She attended Central Bible Institute in Enid, Okla.

She worked as the bookkeeper for ABC Department Store in Garden Grove, Calif., for many years.

Mrs. Dillard was a member of First Assembly of God in Pine Bluff and the Simmons Classic Club.

She was preceded in death by her husband, W.C. Dillard; parents; four sisters, Iris Pate, Frances Young, Pauline Bruton and Dell Pittman; and three brothers, Clyde Smithwick, C.A. “Buck” Smithwick and Jim Smithwick.

Survivors include her sister, Flo Smithwick of Pine Bluff; daughter, Joyce Ann Reed of New Mexico; granddaughters, Perri Nelson and Tracy Nelson; and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, December 21, 2011 in the Chapel of Ralph Robinson & Son Funeral Directors with Reverend Gary Bell officiating. Burial will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday evening from 5-7 p.m. at Robinson’s.

Memorials may be made to First Assembly of God, 1002 Ridgway Road, Pine Bluff, Arkansas 71603.

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