Betty Russell Smith

Obituary Notice

Betty Russell Smith, age 75, of Little Rock, died October 3, 2004. She was born on February 21, 1929 at McGhee, Arkansas to the late Robert Lee and Rose Bowers Russell. She was a member of St. James United Methodist Church of Little Rock.

She is survived by her brother, Ray H. Russeell of Little Rock; her son Hal Smith and wife Sue of North Little Rock; her daughters, Leslie Smith of Heber Springs and Leigh Barnett of Greenbrier; her grandson, Jason Smith and his wife, LeeBeth Smith of Fayetteville, AR; her granddaughters Leah and Laynie Barnett of Greenbrier, Temple Rose Munday of Wilmington, N.C. and Trace Munday, Wilmington, N.C.

A memorial service will be held at 2:00 PM on Thursday in the chapel of Ruebel Funeral Home with Rev. Fred Haustein officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Knobel Cemetery Association, in care of Doris Sellmyer, Knobel, AR 72435 or to the St. James United Methodist Church, 321 Pleasant Valley Drive, Little Rock, AR 72212.

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  • Charles and Martha Summerford 
    Arkadelphia, Arkansas
  • I knew Ms. Betty when she lived next to my mother in Little Rock (Marge Hoyt). She was a sweet and dear person. She will truly be missed...My thoughts and prayers go out to her family.
    Pam Wallworth
    Stuttgart, Arkansas 
  • We will miss one of our most helpful and charming classmates.
    Jim Bell
    LRHS Class of '47
    Little Rock, Arkansas
  • Dear Leslie, I was so sorry to hear of your loss. Hold on to the good times you've shared with your mother over the years - may those memories bring you great comfort . And may God lift you up and sustain you through this sorrowful time . My condolences to you and your family - you are in my prayers.
    Launa M. Faulkner, CPA
    Malvern, Arkansas
  • On behalf of the late Bobbie and Bill Graham, I would like to express my deepest sympathy to you kids with the passing of Betty. I know how hard it is to let your mother go - I went through it a few years ago myself. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
    W. Wm. (Rusty) Graham
    Florence, Alabama & Belleville, Illinois
  • To the Smith family Betty was always a joy for our family to be around. She was a dear life long friend to our mother Meredith and will be sadly missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time. May Betty's memory always bring a smile to your face as it does mine.
    Jimmy Ives
    New Orleans, Louisiana