Dixie Janet SmithBenton, AR, 1938 - 2019
Dixie Janet Smith, age 81, of Benton, passed away Friday, December 20, 2019. She was born May 28, 1938 in Haskell, Arkansas. Dixie was a retired teacher having taught in Pulaski County, Bryant, Benton and Harmony Grove School Districts. She was a member of Mt. Harmony Baptist Church, the Saline County Retired Teachers and Delta Kappa Gamma. She was extensively involved in community service. Dixie was preceded in death by her parents, James G. Westbrook, Sr. & Vasca L. Mills Westbrook, her husband, Bobby E. Smith, in-laws Marie Brumbelow (Al), and Coyt Smith, Jr.
She is survived by brother, J. G. Westbrook, Jr.; three sisters, Jayme Story (Russ), Barbara Nell Westbrook (Norm Cyman) and Joy Miller (Mike); in-laws Kathryn Smith, Pat Smith (Bill), Linda Westbrook; sister in love, MaryJane Sulton (Roy); three daughters, Amelia Glass (Brad), Robin Smith and Teresa Smith (Danny Chidester); one granddaughter, Sarah Glass; a host of adopted family members she and Bobby loved as their own and her irresistible fur baby Millie.
A Celebration of her life will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, December 28 at Ashby Funeral Home. There will be a visitation from 9-10 a.m. Saturday before the service.
Memorials may be made to the Saline County Historical Society, Mt. Harmony Baptist Church and the Imagination Library. On-line guest book at www.ashbyfuneralhome.com.
Published December 22, 2019
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