EUNICE J. SMITH, a lifelong resident of Berryville, Arkansas, was born September 26, 1925, in Berryville to William Alexander and Eva Leota (Stewart) Filbeck. She passed away peacefully Tuesday, March 19, 2019, in Bentonville, Arkansas, at the age of 93 years.
Eunice was an inspector at Glick Garment Factory for 20 years and worked at LaBarge for 20 years. In June of 2001, she joined the Mercy Hospital Berryville Auxiliary and volunteered 5,606 hours of her time. Since 2000, she has given thousands of hugs and smiles of compassion to the families she served at Nelson Funeral Service.
She is survived by six children, Rita Hale and husband, Jerry of Berryville; Jane Jones and husband, Dean of Blue Eye; Brenda Hamilton of Berryville; Lou Smith and John Traywick of Marmaduke, Arkansas; Bud Smith of Berryville; Shelly Suttles and husband, Rudy of Bentonville; sister, Evelyn Townsend and husband, Arnold of Springfield, Missouri; 23 grandchildren; many loving great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; many nieces, nephews, loved ones and a host of friends.
On November 20, 1943, she was united in marriage for 56 years with Troy “Buge” Smith who preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by her parents, one brother, three sisters, one grandson and one great-grandson.
Visitation will be Sunday, March 24, 2019, from 3:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at the Charles M. Nelson Memorial Chapel in Berryville. Funeral service will be 10:00 a.m., Monday, March 25, 2019, at the Charles M. Nelson Memorial Chapel with Pastors Billy McCall and Mark Pepple officiating. Interment will follow the service in the Berryville Memorial Park Cemetery under the direction of Nelson Funeral Service. Memorial donations may be made to Jones Cemetery c/o any First National Bank of North Arkansas location or American Cancer Society c/o Anstaff Bank, Attn: Tiffany Ball, PO Box 272, Berryville, AR 72616 or any other charity of your choice. Online condolences may be sent to the family at nelsonfuneral.com.