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Obituaries for September 21 2022

by C Gilliam | September 21, 2022 at 4:00 a.m.


Bobby Joe Davis, 61 of Lewisville, passed away Tuesday, September 6, 2022, at Wadley Regional Medical Center in Texarkana, TX.

Celebration of Life services was held Saturday, September 17, 2022, at Lafayette County School Auditorium in Lewisville, at 3 p.m., with burial following at Shady Grove Cemetery in Lewisville, under the direction of R.L. Reed Funeral Home. Rev. R.J. Grissom, Eulogist.

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Infant Zyheir Dwayne Mallory-Sears entered and departed this earth on September 8, 2022, at the Medical Center of South Arkansas (MCSA) in El Dorado.

Graveside services were held Thursday, September 15, 2022, at Kings Hill Cemetery in Magnolia, at 11 a.m., under the direction of R.L. Reed Funeral Home.

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Darlyne Smith, 89, of Magnolia, Arkansas, formerly of Stephens, Arkansas, passed away Wednesday, September 14, 2022, at the Summit Health and Rehabilitation Center in Taylor, Arkansas.

Darlyne was born on March 25, 1933, in Manchester, Kansas to the late Harold Eugene and Mildred (Eaves) Finn. She was the cafeteria manager and retired from the Stephens Public Schools. She was a longtime, active, and faithful member of the First Baptist Church in Stephens. She enjoyed gardening and yard work. She loved attending ballgames and cheering for her grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents and son, Randy Harold Smith. Darlyne is survived by her husband, Herbert Smith of Magnolia; daughters, Shelley Cassidy of Magnolia and Sandra (Jeff) Swilley of Camden; sister, Colleen Kaiser of Littleton, Colorado; grandchildren, Jason (Laura) Cassidy and Josh Cassidy of Magnolia, Justin Smith of Deland, Florida, Susan Smith of Little Rock; great grandchildren, Audrey Cassidy of Magnolia, Jaylen Carroll and Parker Carroll of Little Rock, Rayne Smith and Cash Smith of Deland; nephew, Kevin (Tania)Kaiser of Aurora, Colorado; and a host of extend family and friends.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, September 17th at 10:00 a.m. at Lewis Chapel with Bro. Sandy Carter officiating. Burial will follow at Sharman Cemetery under the direction of Lewis Funeral Home, Inc. in Magnolia. Visitation will be Friday, September 16 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. at the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be Josh Cassidy, Jason Cassidy, Bo Moses, Richard Hughes, Jeff Swilley, and Rodney Dailey.

Memorial donations may be made to the First Baptist Church, PO Box 176, Stephens, AR 71764.

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