of Batesville, AR
June 25, 1951 - November 29, 2021
Martha Sue (Newsom) Smith, 70, of Batesville passed away November 29, 2021.She was born June 25, 1951 in Batesville to William Boyd Newsom and Tommie Imogene (Willmuth) Newsom. She was a 1969 Graduate of Batesville High School. Martha was of the Episcopal faith.Survivors include her husband, Michael Lee Smith of the home; one daughter, Jamie Diane Bridgers (Andrew) of Batesville; one brother-in-law, James Allen Smith (Elizabeth); two grandchildren, Owen Boyd Bridgers and Sophia Francis Bridgers; and nine cousins, Rocky Willmuth (Diane), Steve Bearden, Melissa Sammons, Cindy Benedict Allen, Mandy Willmuth Farquhar, Susan Wise Simmons, Suzanne Hamilton, Biff Vinson, and Joy Tedford.She was preceded in death by her parents.A memorial service will be held at a later date.In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Paul's Episcopal Church P.O. Box 2255, Batesville, AR. 72503.
Rest in Peace
Martha Sue was an Awesome Lady with a Golden Heart. Such a joy to be around always. I will always remember her beautiful smile. Prayers for all the family, may God walk with each of you during this difficult time. Heaven gained an AWESOME ANGEL!!!
Dear Mike and Family, I am so sorry to learn of the recent passing of our beloved Martha Sue. Please know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers as you travel this journey of grief and loss of someone you loved so dearly. Everyone loved Martha Sue as is evident from the many memorials written in honor of her life. She was a friend to everyone going all the way back to elementary school for many of us. When I moved away from Batesville, often my dad would call me when he had been by the bank and say, "Martha Sue asked about you today", and then give me a quick update on the BHS Class of 1969. I loved it and so did dad. Martha Sue was right there alongside John Vinson in helping keep our class together all these years. We all are grateful. Thanks Martha Sue for being a friend to all of us. We love you and will miss you. Your friend, Becky Ford, Doster
My heart is broken💔 and I will miss you forever Martha Sue. Fly high my dear friend. I love you..Mike and Jamie, i am so sorry for your loss, she was the best..know that.
Martha Sue, a loving and dear friend, SOO precious, loving , caring , one of a kind.I am SOO sorry for your loss. Love and Prayers Mike to you all !
Prayers for family and friends. Martha Sue was an amazing person and a great friend of the family. She will be missed.
Martha Sue was a very good person, always taking time to visit and make you feel important. Loved her smiles and wit. May God wrap his loving arms around each of you, and May you find comfort in His presence.🙏🙏Paul and Sharon Strecker
Martha Sue was such a kind and giving person. The world has been a better place because she was here. The angels will welcome all the laughter and joy you will bring to heaven
I am so sorry for your loss, prayers for peace and comfort.
Thinking and praying for Mike, Jamie and Andrew, Sophie and Owen. I will miss her, her friendship and laughter.
Martha Sue and I have been dear friends for over 60 years. I have so many great memories of us growing up together. I had a great phone visit with her Sunday night. We both gloated about the dishes we prepared for Thanksgiving. I still wait for my phone to ring. Mary and I will miss her dearly.
Mike and Jamie, I am so sorry. I have many fond memories of times spent together.
We are thinking of you and your whole family. Martha Sue was a neighbor, classmate, and a wonderful friend over the years. Lifting you in prayer!
Wonderful, kind, honest, a great lady. Let's count all the good days made better by her presence..Will never be another Martha Sue...heaven gained an angel.Dick, Nancy, and Lexi
I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Martha Sue was a wonderful person and a joy to be around. We had many talks when I would come in to the bank on business. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.Amy Beth
I worked with Martha Sue at the bank. She also was our loan officer. I am so sorry for your loss. I will miss seeing her out and about. She would always catch me up on whatever was going on....never a quite moment when she was around for sure. God bless your family.
I can’t replace her. Love to you, Jamie, and the grands.
My prayers are with the family of Martha Sue. I knew her through Jamie and my son Shane being classmates. If when you first began a conversation with her you weren't laughing, you soon would be. What a beautiful gift she gave to us this gift of laughter.
So shocked and sorry to hear. Condolences from our family.
I’m so sorry to hear about Martha. I enjoyed working with her at the bank. She was so fun to be around. Praying for your family.
Mike, Jamie and family, I'm so sorry for your loss. Martha Sue was a co-worker and friend at the bank. She had a big heart and I could always count on her to "provide the humor" or "give me the straight of it". She will be missed by many. May God give you strength, peace and comfort in the coming days.
Martha sue & I lived across the street from each other when we were kids. She was a special person and will be missed. Thoughts and prayers to all the family.
Martha Sue would light up a room and instantly make things more fun! She is gone way too young!! My thoughts and prayers are with you Mike and Jamie.
We were so sorry to hear about Martha Sue. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.
I’m so sorry to hear of Martha Sue’s passing. I’ve known her all my life and she was such a happy person! My condolences to Mike and all her family.
Saddened to hear of Martha Sue’s passing. She was a wonderful lady. We will keep y’all in our prayers.
We are so sad to learn about Martha Sue’s passing. She was a good friend to us for many years. Praying for comfort for her family.
Martha Sue was such a joy to be around. She was always so sweet. I’m very sorry for your loss.
Mike, I'm so sorry about Martha Sue. I know how it is to lose a spouse. I pray comfort to you and Jamie.
I am very sorry for your loss. I worked with Martha Sue at the bank. She was a sweet lady. May God bless and comfort you and your family during this time of sadness.
So very sorry to hear about Martha Sue passing!! I have soooooo many fond memories of her, especially revolving around tennis, and our friendship. With sympathy,Lori Burks Haynes
Oh, Mike, we are so very shocked and sad by Martha Sue's sudden passing. She made me laugh through many years, and shared her hopes and sadnesses from time to time. I think of her in the bank over the years, and during the time she had the book store on Main Street. Such a caring and fun and original person. May God comfort you and the entire family during this time.Twyla
Martha Sue was a long time friend. Worked with her for years. This was such a shock. She will truly be missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all!
Martha Sue was a fun person to be around. She made an impression on me. I miss her. I will never forget her. She had so much personality. I am so sorry for your loss. May GOD give you comfort and peace.
Condolences to Mike, Jamie, Owen & Sophia. May God give u peace & comfort. Prayers for all. Kristie Hambrick
I’m sadden to hear that Martha Sue has gained to Angel Wings. I had the pleasure to work with her at Citizens several years. She was always willing to fill me in or update me on things that were changing or rolling out. She was a great girl to work with. She will be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with your family
Mike, Jamie and family, I'm so sorry to hear of Martha Sue's passing. I worked with her several years at the bank; she was loved and will be missed by many. There was only one, Martha Sue.
Prayers for this family. I loved her so much. The memories are amazing.
I am so sorry for ur loss. I'm speechless . Sending my love and prayers.
Martha Sue was truly one of a kind!!! I enjoyed my time at the bank working with her and for her. She was a joy to be around. We shared many laughs and cups of coffee. Genuine, kindhearted and dependable are just a few pillars of her character. Her legacy and warm smile will be remembered and cherished by many. My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time.
Mike and family, I am so sorry about Martha Sue. My prayers are with all of you.
Will miss our long phone talks lady. You were a good friend. Will miss you. Prayers for the family.
I’m so sorry to hear about Martha Sue passing. She was a special lady. I remember having many laughs and some really good discussions with her while we worked together at the bank. She loved with a huge heart, and I’m grateful to have known her.
Mike, Jamie and family. We are so saddened to hear of Martha Sue’s passing. We will be praying for peace and comfort in your memories for your family.
In our thoughts and prayers
Prayers for the whole family. Martha Sue was a sweet and dear lady. She will be missed.
Martha, I will miss our conversations about the 60’s and 70’s that we grew up in. You had such a kind heart and treated everyone equally. Fly high my friend.
Please know how sorry I am for your loss.. Martha Sue was such fun to be around. She was a great friend and was a former classmate/friend of my brother. Prayers for all.
God bless and comfort all the family.
I’m sorry to hear that Martha has received her angel wings. Fly high, my sweet friend. ❤️
So sorry to hear about Martha Sue.. She was a very special person and a great boss!
I hate to hear the news of Martha Sue’s passing one of the nicest people you could work with. Prayers for her family!
My thoughts and prayers are with each of your families.
Prayers for peace and comfort for the family. I always loved seeing Martha Sue and getting to visit with her. She was one of a kind.
My heartfelt condolences to the Family.
To the family, I’m so sorry for your loss. I worked with Martha Sue many years at the bank. She was such a joy to be around. She will be greatly missed. May God wrap his loving arms around you.
Michael, I am so sorry for your loss! My prayers to you and your family. Martha Sue was one of the best!
So sorry to hear about Martha Sue she was a classmate of mine a very nice person
Mike, I am so sorry for your loss. Sending you my condolences and prayers for you and your family. I loved knowing Martha Sue and her big laugh was contagious alone with her smile. She will greatly missed.
Oh my dear Sue Sue, my heart is breaking. Working alongside you for so long first at Eagle Mtn branch and then at old main. You were always a hoot and a half! A strong confidant and the most loyal of friends. You will be sorely missed sweet lady. My thoughts go out to Mike, Jamie and the grands!
So sad. For you and for us and for your many friends. Love and prayers. ❤️
My husband, Ron Brown and Martha Sue were in school together. They worked very hard together on the last reunion a couple of years ago. Please know that my prayers are with you in this time of loss.
I remember when she worked at the bank ,She was the best bank teller anyone could ask for , I always wanted her to be the one in the window when I went to the bank , I'm so sorry for your loss my prayers are with you and your family
Mike and Jamie I am so heartbroken to hear about Martha Sue, she was such a sweet person with a big heart. She will be missed dearly! My prayers are with you all. Vicki & Mike
So sorry!!! I remember what a great smile she had! She was always so kind!
Martha sue smith was always there for me as a loan officer friend, one I could talk to had a birthday June 25 as of mine but she always told me she was older lol May God bless
I worked with Martha Sue at the bank. However, I have known her most of my life. I graduated with her daughter and she knew my mom from school functions. This is a terrible loss to the Batesville community. My sincere condolences to the family.
RIP Martha Sue❣️Blessed to have had you in my life❤️Prayers for comfort and peace to the family🙏
So sorry for your loss Mike. She was a good friend that will be missed. 🙏
Mike and family: I was so sorry to hear about Martha Sue! My late husband (Gary) and Martha Sue were classmates and she was our loan go to person at the bank and was always so helpful!! I know she will be greatly missed! U and ur family really all in my prayers!! God Bless!!
Martha Sue is a true Icon. So sorry to the family.
I love you. One of the best friends in my life. So many memories. Missing you already.
Prayers for peace and comfort for the family! Our deepest regards!