Julia Jeanette Smith, longtime resident of El Dorado, AR, passed away at the age of 96 years on March 20, 2019 in Fayetteville, AR. She was later a resident of the North Hills Care and Rehab Center in Fayetteville for seven years.
Julia was born on September 28, 1922 in Dallas, TX, and is preceded in death by her parents Casper Henry and Ira Zelma Moore Smith, two brothers B. C. Smith and Billy Gene Smith, and one sister Mildred Smith Perry.
She attended high school in Warren Arkansas and she married to the late William Pervis Smith on December 24, 1941 in Warren. While Pervis served in Brazil during WW II in the Army Air Corp, Julia lived in a boarding house (Coker Hotel) in Warren. As secretary of the Farmers Security Administration (FSA), was detailed to Arkadelphia, as well as Sheridan. On Pervis’ return from Brazil, they were stationed in Little Rock. After his military discharge, they moved back to Warren. After their move to El Dorado, in 1961 she worked for many years at the Department of Human Services.
She was a faithful member of the Parkview Baptist Church of El Dorado where she sang in the church choir. Her love and passion was to send cards to family members and friends. Julia also enjoyed attending “The Bible Study Fellowship” at the Immanuel Baptist Church of El Dorado. Her interests included gardening, cooking, and volunteering at Parkview Baptist Church Library.
After Pervis’ death in 1984 at the age of 63, Julia continued to live in her home until her health began to fail. In 2004, her son and daughter in-law, Danny and Brenda Smith, opened their home to her in Pine Bluff, where she lived until moving with them to Fayetteville in 2009.
She is survived by three daughters Marilyn Jeanette Smith Ellen (Alan Ellen) of Three Creeks, AR, Sharon Lynn Smith (Glenn Claunch) of San Antonio, TX, Anita Louise Smith Shipp (Donnie Shipp) of Fort Worth, TX, and two sons, Dale Smith (Linda Cook Smith) and Danny Lee Smith (Brenda McGehee Smith) both of Elkins, AR, 12 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, and 1 great-great grandchild.
The family will receive friends Monday, March 24, 5:00 – 7:00 pm at Young’s Funeral Home, 508 Champagnolle Road, El Dorado, Arkansas. A funeral service will be held Tuesday, March 25, 10:00 am at Parkview Baptist Church, 608 West 8th Street, El Dorado. Pastor Lawrence Harrison is officiating the service. Interment will follow at the Arlington Memorial Cemetery, 702 N Mosby Avenue, El Dorado.
Pallbearers will be Eddie Ray Bryant, Travis Braswell, Alan Ellen II, Ray Ellen, Adam Smith, and Nathan Shipp.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Parkview Baptist Church Building Fund, Hospice, or the Arkansas Alzheimer’s Association.
An online guest registry will be available at www.youngsfuneralhome.com
Rena Yarbrough, 50, of Pine Bluff passed away March 13, 2019. She was born to the late Salmond Yarbrough and late Emma PayneYarbrough. Her memorial service will be held Tuesday, March 26, 2019 at 1:00 pm at Christian Way Funeral Home Chapel.
Margie Patterson Hazlewood, age 84, of Pine Bluff, passed away Thursday, March 21, 2019.
Born March 7, 1935 at Rogersville, MO, she was a daughter of the late Conrad “Connie” Patterson and Clella Roller Patterson, She was a graduate of Rogersville High School.
She moved to Pine Bluff in 1969 from Tulsa, and went to work for Simmons First National Bank, where she worked for 30 years, retiring in 1999 as branch manager of the Jefferson Square bank branch. She and her husband moved to Marshall, AR in 2000 and returned to Pine Bluff in 2016.
Margie was a member of Leslie First Baptist Church and enjoyed needlepoint and square dancing.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 61 years, Kenneth Hazlewood on July 19, 2014. Also predeceasing her are three brothers, Bill, Bob, and Ward Patterson; and a sister, Fern Watson.
Survivors include two sons, Gene Hazlewood of Oxford, MS and Steven Hazlewood (Marla) of Pine Bluff; four grandchildren, Kenny Hazlewood and wife Kaytee of Oxford, MS, Tommy Hazlewood and wife Cara of Wichita, KS, Michael Hazlewood and wife Cara of Little Rock, and Joshua Hazlewood and wife Annabeth of Benton; and seven great-grandchildren, T. J. Hazlewood, John Cole Hazlewood, Maggie Hazlewood, Clark Hazlewood, Lake Hazlewood, Harris Hazlewood, and Kylee Cooperrider.
Visitation will be Sunday, March 24, 2019 from 2:00-4:00 p.m. at Fuller Hale-South Funeral Chapel. A graveside service will be held on Monday at 1:30 p.m. in Marshall Memorial Gardens at Marshall, AR.
The family wishes to extend special thanks to Margie’s caregivers, Ellyn Veorster, Arkansas Hospice, and The Waters of White Hall.
Memorials may be made to Alzheimer’s Arkansas, 201 Markham Center Drive Little Rock, AR 72205.
Online condolences may be made at FullerFunerals.com
James Harold Pace, 64, of Pine Bluff passed away March 12, 2019. Born September 24, 1954 in Waynesboro, Mississippi to the late Tom Calvin and Virgie Pace.
Survivors include two brothers, Tommy Calvin Pace of Erie, PA and Elijah Pace of Pine bluff, his caregiver; five sisters; Bernice Nobles of Chicago, ILL, Lillian Pace and Dr. Billie Jean (Thomas) Gilchrist of Orlando, FL, Dr. Rose Pace of Pine Bluff and Juanita (Woodsby) Gist of Marietta, GA, a devoted nephew and caregiver, Ahmad Pace of Pine Bluff.
Funeral services will be held Saturday at 11:00 A.M. at Henson-Holcomb Mortuary Chapel by Rev. Justin Walker. Burial will be in Mt. Lebanon Cemetery by Henson-Holcomb Mortuary.
Visitation will be Friday from 5 to 6 P.M. at the Mortuary.