of Conway, AR
November 30, 1931 - June 29, 2021
Lois Aileen Fowler-Smith, 89, of Greenbrier, went to be with her precious Lord and Savior on June 29, 2021, surrounded by her kids and grandkids. Born November 30, 1931, to the late Roy Oather and Ellen (DeBusk) Gaither, Lois was a faithful member of the Greenbrier Church of the Nazarene but also worshipped most of her life at Howard General Baptist Church, a church in which her parents, Roy Oather and Ellen Gaither, were charter members. Lois served the Lord every day of her life and loved her family incessantly.Lois was a homemaker, seamstress, and awesome cook and retired from work in upholstery at Mel-Hart Boat Factory in Conway where she worked alongside her husband, Willard. She loved southern gospel music and being with her family. In her eyes, the best gospel singers were her kids and grandkids.Lois was preceded in death by two sisters, Dean Kennedy (Raymond) and Arlene (James) Crafton-Rowlett; and one brother, Mack Gaither (Reva). She was also preceded in death by her second husband, Kenneth Smith, and the love of her life, Willard Fowler, to whom she was married for 42 years. Willard's humor and love of aggravating others were what made their life together so special.Lois is survived by two brothers, Deon Gaither (Karen) of East End and Ellis Gaither of Greenbrier; two daughters, Paulette Hutchison (Greg) and Lenett Thrasher (Steve) of Greenbrier; four grandchildren, Taylor Burke (Cody) of Bryant; Parker Hutchison (MacKenzie), Hayden Thrasher (Elaina), and Hunter Thrasher (Melanie) from Greenbrier; and one great-grandson, Kohen Burke; and a host of other family members and church friends. She used her last breath on this earth telling her family how much she loved them and how proud she was of them. She described her vision of seeing all of them, those still alive and those who had passed, together in Heaven.Visitation will be from 5:00-6:30PM Thursday, July 1, 2021, at Greenbrier Church of the Nazarene with Funeral Service following at 6:30PM. Burial will begin at 10:00AM Friday, July 2, 2021, at Center Point Cemetery in Quitman, Arkansas. In Lieu of flowers donations can be made to Greenbrier Nazarene Church School Outreach at PO BOX 188, Greenbrier, AR, 72058.
Paulette and family just learned of the passing of your sweet Mama!We pray you will continue to feel the presence of the Lord during the next coming months to give you all the comfort that only He can give at this time! Your faith is strong I know as we have talked in the past! 🙏We will continue to lift you up in prayer!God bless you all,Hal and Deb Garrett
Lenett,You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. So sorry for your loss. I’m so sorry I didn’t make it for the visitation or funeral. When I found out today I thought about all the fun times we had. Your Mom was such a sweet and kind Christian person. Mrs. Lois made the best chocolate gravy and biscuits. She is rejoicing now in Heaven. Love and prayers, David & Lesa McDaniel
I am so sorry that I am just seeing this. I loved this lady and her family more than they will ever know! Prayers for the family.
Steve and Lenett- We are so sorry to hear about your mom passing. She was a precious lady! You are in our thoughts and prayers. I am so sorry we could not make it to the visitation.
So sorry to hear of your mom’s passing! Sounds like you were close and also sounds like quite the Christian! Cherish your precious memories until you meet again! What rejoicing on that beautiful day!
Lenett,Randy and I are so sorry to hear about you precious mother. You are in our thoughts and prayers.Lisa Goodnight
Precious memories of Aunt Lois and family. I love you all so much, my prayers are with you all.
Paulette and Lynette, I love you both and l'm very sorry for your loss of sweet Aunt Lois. I'm sorry that I didn't see the post in time to make it to the visitation. Just know my thoughts and prayers are with you. I will pray for comfort. Love you .
God bless and keep the family and friends of Lois.
Our thoughts and prayers are with all the family at this time! She was such a wonderful lady. You will be reunited again some day in Heaven and what a glorious day that will be!!
We arepraying for your family may god comfort you doing this difficult time. We Love Lula,Shalette,Glen Jr. THE TYUS FAMILY
You have my sincere sympathy. Maxine ( Payne) Stell.
Our prayers are with your family alot of good memories with Sis. Lois. Love all of you
Such a wonderful lady and friend. Hugs and prayers to the family
You’re in our thoughts and prayers.
Lenett & Family,We are so sorry to hear of the passing of your Mom. I know the Lord can give comfort at times like this. You are all in our prayers. Psalms 115:16Blessings and love!Jim & Linda Atkinson
Sorry for your loss.Praying for all!
Lenett,Praying for peace and comfort during this time for you and your family. Love, Robyn & Ritchie Keene
I am so sorry for the loss of your beautiful mom.
To all of Mrs. Lois’ families and loved ones, we wish we could’ve known her sooner and been closer to her. She always had a beaming smile from the Love of Jesus in her everyday life. Knowing her daughters, we can say we knew their Mom. So sorry for her passing, but rejoicing that she woke up to Beulah Land is a great blessing of comfort. All of you will be reunited with her again. We love you all, here for you❤️
Thinking of you all and praying for peace and comfort.
We loved Ms Lois so very dearly and she will be so missed. She baked the most delicious Lemon Pie. So sorry for all the family but love and prayers to all. Love Fred and Dorothy