Leona Maxine Smith

Leona Maxine Smith, 84, of Aimoch Community, passed from this life on Saturday, December 29, 2018 at the Jena Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Jena.

She was born December 23, 1934 at Aimoch.

Mrs. Smith loved caring for her family, gardening, hunting and fishing, always there to take care of everyone else, and never worrying about herself.

Services were held at 10 a.m., Tuesday, Jan. 1, from the chapel of Riser Funeral Home in Olla with Rev. Willie Beaubeouf officiating.

Interment followed in the Zion Hill Cemetery, west of Olla, under direction of Riser Funeral Home of Olla.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 57 years, Owen “Wimp” Smith; her mother, Clara B. Powell; and son-in-law, Gary Wages.

She leaves behind to cherish her memory: her son Ronald Smith of Olla; daughter, Wanda Wages of Olla; brother, Stanley Ford of Olla; her grandson, Craig Jacobs and partner Merandie of Dodson; great grandson, Colin McMillan, two grandchildren, Ashlee and Hunter Davis; and two sisters: Peggy Welch  and Nedra Hall.

Pallbearers were Denny Boyette, Justin Beaubeouf, Ricky Gould, Bobby Blackwell, Kevin Clark and Michael Hermen, with Olen Coolman serving as honorary pallbearer.

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