Gloria Jean Smith

Gloria Jean Smith, 72, of Trout, passed from this life on Friday, August 15, 2014, in Alexandria. She was born January 11, 1942 in Provencal to the union of her parents, Wilma Faye and Lola Mae Foster Haley. Mrs. Smith was a homemaker, and a loving mother, grandmother and sister. Services were held at 11 a.m., Sunday, Aug. 17, in the chapel of Hixson Brothers Funeral Home of Jena with Rev. Tommy Haley officiating. Interment followed in Hurricane Creek Cemetery under direction of Hixson Brothers, Inc. of Jena. She was preceded in death by her husband, John Tom Smith, Sr.; parents; a son, Roger Allen Smith; and a sister, Cleta Faye Ray. Survivors include three sons, Raymond Lee Matthews, Robert Ed Smith, and John Tom Smith, Jr.; three daughters, Kathy Ann Roberts, Kimberly Kay Smith, and Karen Elizabeth McGuffee; brother, Tommy “T.E.” Haley; three sisters, Mona Summers, Wilma Bradberry, and Lola Mae Brasher; 17 grandchildren, and 19 great grandchildren. Pallbearers were Lee Matthews, Robert Smith, John Smith, Thomas Morgan, Derek Smith, and Robert Roberts. Honorary pallbearers were Jerry Jordan, Kevin Jones, Kevin Anderson, Huey Smith, Robert Smith, and Rennie McMurry.

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