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Velma Whitley

February 27, 1943 ~ January 17, 2019 (age 75)

Velma Holt Whitley, 75, Charleston formerly of Van Buren, passed away Thursday January 17, 2019.

She was born February 27, 1943 in Moffett, Oklahoma to Carl and Hattie (Boyd) Smithson. She was a member of Mt Hope Free Will Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her father Carl Smithson, two husbands Wayne Holt and James ” Bud” Whitley; brothers, Grady C. Smithson and Ronald Lee Smithson, daughter Brenda Louis Gentry and a son-law-in David Morton.

Funeral service will be 10AM Friday at Smith Mortuary burial will be at Cecil Cemetery under the direction of Smith Mortuary; Charleston, AR.

Left to cherish her memory is  her daughter, Starla Jenan Morton, son, Carl Wayne (Pete) Holt; Mother, Hattie Smithson Stem, sister, Linda Owens, brothers, Carl D. Smithson, Kenneth Smithson, Richard Smithson and Roger Smithson; two grandchildren and six Great Grandchildren.

There is no planned visitation.

Memorial donations may be made to Conway Human Development Center; 150 E Sieben Morgan Rd, Conway, AR 72032. Checks may be made payable to CHDC Volunteer Council for Cyprus 17. 

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