Betty Joyce Smithson 78, of Lavaca, Arkansas entered into her eternal home on Thursday, March 11, 2021 in Fort Smith. She was born March 28, 1942 in Charleston, Arkansas the daughter of the late James and Eunice Goodman Carruth. She was a former employee of Gerber and a member of First Baptist Church Lavaca. Survivors include her husband, Kenneth; four sons, Kenny Smithson and wife Renata, Scotty Smithson and Lisa, Darren Smithson and wife Dawn and Dusty Smithson; sister, Rachel Callison; Twelve grandchildren; three great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Funeral service will be held 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, March 16, 2021 at Lavaca First Baptist Church with interment at Carruth Cemetery officiated by Pastor Steven Smithson. Family will receive friends Monday 6:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Lavaca First Baptist Church. Pallbearers will be Zac Smithson, Drew Smithson, Isaac Smithson, Ethan Smithson, Zac Smither and Dean Smithson. Memorials may be made to Lavaca First Baptist Church Nursery. Arrangements under the direction of Smith Mortuary, Charleston, Arkansas.
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