Nancy Celeste Smith
Published: January 17, 2013
Nancy Celeste Towery Smith, 92, passed away peacefully January 13, 2013. Celeste was preceded in death by her parents, George and Margaret (Caldwell) Towery; and brothers and sisters, Opal Ham, Talmadge, Glen, Novel (infant), Leon Smith, Georgia Hall, and Joyce Bradford.
Survivors include her husband, Watson Irvin Smith of Shirley; three children, Thomas Gale Smith (Mary) of Hot Springs Village, Margaret Ann Earnhart (Ray) of Shirley, and Mickey Joan Verble (Kelly) of Hot Springs; brother, Jack Towery of Shirley; sisters, Ruth Ward of Oregon and Melba Tipton of Shirley; seven grandchildren; Kimberly Cole (Barry) and Timothy Smith of Little Rock, Melanie Fosko (Billy) of Choctaw, Josh Little (Penny) of Shirley, Amanda Gentry (Gary) of Edgemont, and Ashton and Kelsey Verble of Little Rock; 10 great-grandchildren; Cody Morgan Cole of Hot Springs, Kaycee Erin Cole of Atlanta, Spencer Cole of Tallahassee, Ryan and Reece Fosko of Choctaw, Nash, Hogan, and Lex Little of Shirley, and Lainee and Macy Gentry of Edgemont.
Visitation will be Friday, January 18, 5-8 p.m. at the Shirley Church of Christ, and funeral service Saturday, January 19, at 10 a.m. at the Shirley Church of Christ, where Celeste has been a member for most of her life. Burial will be at the Eglantine cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Shirley Senior Citizens Program. Donations accepted at the First Service Bank in Shirley. Olmstead Funeral Home. www.olmstead.cc.