Milford Roy Smith

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Milford Roy Smith, 94, of Horseshoe Bend, Ark., died Jan. 9, 2008, at Ash Flat, Ark. He was born Dec. 27, 1913, in Manhattan, Ill., the son of the late Roy and Jessie (Mason) Smith. He was a member of the Horseshoe Bend Chamber of Commerce, the Illinois Club and Horseshoe Bend Lions Club; He worked for many years as a mortician for Madden Enterprises serving locations in Horseshoe Bend, Melbourne, Calico Rock, Highland and Salem. He was member of the First Baptist Church of Horseshoe Bend.

Survivors include: two sons, Bryan Smith of Manhattan, Ill., and Brad Smith of Battlefield, Mo.; three step-sons, Charles Johnson of Rapid City, S.D., Carl Johnson of Dermont, Ark., and Harold Martinson Jr. of Marengo, Iowa; six step-daughters, Cathleen Gordon of Horseshoe Bend, Susan Anderson of Fayetteville, Ark., Ava Simmons of Marengo, Iowa, Karen Martinson of Marion, Iowa, Sharen Martinson of Marengo, Iowa, and Donna Martinson of Marengo, Iowa; one sister, Lois McBurney of Joliet, Ill.; numerous grandchildren; step-grandchildren; great-grandchildren; step-great-grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends.He was preceded in death by: his parents, Roy and Jessie Smith; his first wife, Marjorie Smith; his second wife, Catherine Smith; his third wife, Lorraine Smith; one brother, Clayton Smith and one step-granddaughter, Kristen Gundersen.A memorial service was held Jan. 12 at the Horseshoe Bend Memorial Chapel. Burial followed at the Evening Shadows Memorial Park in Horseshoe Bend.Arrangements were under the direction of the Horseshoe Bend Memorial Chapel.