of Marshall, AR
April 26, 1938 - May 5, 2022
Joann Stephenson Smith, age 84 of Marshall, Arkansas passed from this life on Thursday, May 5th, 2022 at Ozark Health in Clinton, Arkansas. She was born on April 26th, 1938 to Hubert Leon Stephenson and Birthell Pemberton Stephenson.Joann graduated from Leslie High School and married Ardith Hobert Smith on March 24th, 1956. She worked at the Capital Mercury Shirt Factory until it shut down and spent her retirement working at Friendship Community Care as a Granny in the nursery. Afterwards, she cared for her own grandchildren and spent her time gardening and cooking meals. It is impossible to capture a lifetime of memories and love in a few short paragraphs. Joann was a devoted mother, deeply loved by her sons, grandchildren, and husband. Her strong personality was matched only by her strong faith in the Lord God Almighty. Joann was a member of Landmark Missionary Baptist Church and a member of the Searcy County Cattleman's Association.Survivors include her four sons, Phillip Smith and wife Terry of Fayetteville, Jeff Smith and wife Laura of Cecil, Steve Smith and wife Paula of Marshall and Brock Smith and wife Morgan also of Marshall; eight grandchildren, Nathaniel Smith, Joshua Smith, Colby Smith, Dakota Smith, Casey Whittaker, Ally Smith, Ashlynn Smith and Warren Smith; six great-grandchildren, Presley, Grace, Graham, Griffin, Gray and Arielle; brother, Billy Charles Stephenson and wife Rose of Conway; sister, Janice Massey and husband Marcus of Conway; brother-in-law, Elton Smith of Marshall and a host of other relatives and friends who will also mourn her passing.Joann is preceded in death by her parents, Hubert and Birthell Stephenson; and her husband of 62 years, Ardith Hobert Smith who passed away in 2018.Funeral services for Joann will be 11:00 AM Tuesday, May 10th, 2022 at Roller-Coffman Chapel in Marshall, Arkansas with Bro. John Myatt officiating. Visitation will be 6:00 till 8:00 PM Monday, May 9th, 2022 in the Chapel. Burial will be in Dongola Cemetery where Joann will be laid to rest beside her husband, Ardith. Bearers will be Joshua Smith, Nathaniel Smith, Colby Smith, David Massey, Greg Stephenson and Erik Whittaker.
Jeff is a good friend of mind and i am sorry i couldn't make the funeral but my sympathy is with you all. God Bless
I sure loved my dear friend, Joann. She was such a lovely and kind person. She loved God and her family and she let you know. Always standing up for what she believed. I will miss her greatly. ♥️
We send our thoughts and prayers to you.
The Smith family has my deepest condolences during the loss of your loved one. May you find peace and comfort as you recall Joan’s remarkable life. God Bless each member of the family!
To Joann's family Joann was a good friend and neighbor and will be missed so much . Our prayers to the family. May God bring comfort in the days ahead.
So very sorry for your loss! Our prayers are with your family. Billy and Martha Drewry
Love and prayers to you all❤️ I will miss my classmate and friend ❤️❤️
So sorry. I worked with her for many years at Flintrock. Prayers for the family.
My sincere condolences to JoAnn’s family and friends. She was a very sweet and kind person. I worked with her at Flintrock many years ago. May God bless and comfort you all.
We were so sorry to learn of JoAnn’s passing. Prayers for comfort today and the days ahead.
We are sorry for your loss of Joann. She was and always was a very nice lady
So sorry to hear of her passing. She was a very nice person. Our condolences to the Family.
My prayers to the family and so sorry for your loss
We are so sorry for your loss. JoAnn was a special lady. Heaven has gained another angel. Praying for comfort to the family.
My heart is sad at the loss of Joann. I worked with her many years at the shirt factory. My prayers go out to you all at this time of loss. May God give you peace through this time and bless you with many awesome memories!
We are so sadden about Joann’s passing. We know tho she is with the Lord and family members where we all long to be one day. She was a sweet person. RIP Joann. Our thoughts and prayers are with all your families.
I am so sorry to hear of Joann's passing. I loved her. She was such a special lady. My prayers are with the family. May God give you strength and peace at this sad and difficult time.
My thoughts and prayer are with the whole family. Joann was a great friend and person. Joann will be greatly missed!
We thought the world of Joann and are going to miss that little lady with such a big personality. My heart hurts for the family. Love and prayers from us.
I am so sorry to hear about Joann's passing. She was a great lady! May your memories bring you comfort in the days ahead.
I remember her from the factory. She always wore a smile. She will be missed by all who knew and loved her. My thoughts and prayers are with each one of you.
As a fellow employee of Capitol Mercury, although I worked at Blanchard in Mountain View, it is sad to hear of another’s death. Many prayers for your loved one. May God be with your family.