Mrs. Betty Ruth Smith

Mrs. Betty Ruth Smith, age 85 of Winnfield, Louisiana passed away on Tuesday, January 2, 2018. Born Saturday, July 23, 1932 in Jena, Louisiana, she was preceded in death by her parents, Roy L. and Viva Taylor Roark; husband, Meredith Smith; sister, Vera Smith; grandson, Raymand Lee Normand, Jr.; son-in-law, Raymand Lee Normand, Sr.; and nephews, Elbert McAllister and Rodney Smith. Mrs. Smith was a homemaker and enjoyed crafting, embroidery, and sewing. Those left to cherish her memory include her daughters, Sandra Normand Hansen (Ken) of Bossier City, LA., Judy McAllister (Jimmy), Winnfield, LA, and Melinda Stewart (Bo), Jonesboro, LA; son, Curtis Smith (Carolyn), Jonesville, LA; brothers, Dale Roark (Karen), NC, and Dwain Roark (Terrie), Cave City, AR; 9 grandchildren; 9 great grandchildren; 2 great great grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held at 11:00 AM on Friday, January 5, 2018 at Corinth Baptist Church with Reverends David Womack, Donnie Wise, and Yancy Martin officiating. Interment followed in Squires Cemetery, in Aimwell. Serving the family as pallbearers were Josh Shelton, Austin Shelton, Tyler Short, Danny McAllister, Jason McAllister, Huey McAllister, Robert McAllister, and Steve Cockerham. Honorary pallbearers were Ryan Paulk, Gleen Shelton, Jimmy McAllister, Joey Short, and Bo Stewart. Online condolences may be made to the family at

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