Ruby Smith

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

RUBY “BARB” SMITH, 85, of Berryville, Arkansas passed away at her home Saturday, March 24, 2018. She was born February 1, 1933 in Blue Eye, Arkansas.

On September 1, 1949, she married Hoover Smith and in 1960, they moved to their Berryville farm where they raised five children and a lifetime of memories for fifty-eight years.

Barb attended the First Assembly of God Church for many years. She loved God, her family, and listening to gospel music. She worked for her sister, Dorothy and Hersal Youngblood, at the café at the Berryville Sale Barn and for Tyson Foods for many years. She will be missed dearly by her family and friends.

She is survived by her children, Gary Smith and Cindy of Berryville; Larry Smith and Denise of Rogersville, Missouri; Steve Smith and Louann of Green Forest, Arkansas; Brenda Smith of Berryville, and Robbie Bolinger and David of Tontitown, Arkansas; nine grandchildren, Chad Smith, Kristy Youngblood, Jaime Badley, Jennifer Massengale, Stephanie Oelschlaeger, Sara Holmes, Jason Bishop, Samantha Hamrick and Jaren Bishop; twenty great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.

Barb is proceeded in death by her husband of sixty-four years, Hoover Smith; parents, Lemuel and Euna (Morris) Jenkins; brothers, Earnest and Dean Jenkins; sister, Dorothy Youngblood, niece, Judy Youngblood Worley and nephew, Terry Youngblood.

Visitation will be 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m., Wednesday, March 28, 2018 at the Charles M. Nelson Memorial Chapel, Berryville. Funeral service 10:00 a.m., Thursday, March 29, 2018 at the Charles M. Nelson Memorial Chapel, Berryville with Pastor Lonnie Burks and Pastor Billy Burks officiating. Interment will follow in the Berryville Memorial Cemetery, Berryville. Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Arkansas, 201 Markham Center, Little Rock, Arkansas 72205. Online condolences may be sent to the family at