Elsie Christine Smith

Wednesday, March 27, 2002

Elsie Christine Smith, 73, of Piggott died Wednesday, March 20, 2002, at Piggott Community Hospital.

She was born Oct. 8, 1928, in Campbell, the daughter of the late Cecil and Betty Benson Karnes.

She married James Smith. To this union seven children were born.

She was preceded in death by one infant son.

She was a member of the Shady Grove Baptist Church in Piggott.

She is survived by six children, Charles Smith and Glen Smith of St. Francis, Paula Holcomb and Sherry Conner of Piggott, and Jim Smith and Dorothy Vancil of Pollard; 16 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Pete Karnes of McDougal and Gaylon Karnes of Trumann; two sisters, Peggy Robertson of Sweet Home, Oregon, and Patricia Isbell of Jonesboro; and many other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Friday, March 22, in Hoggard and Sons Chapel with Owen Little and Mike Book officiating.

Burial was in Post Oak Cemetery near McDougal with Hoggard and Sons Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Pallbearers were Charles Smith Jr., Jeff Smith, Justin Smith, John Smith, Glen Smith Jr., and Phillip Hampton.