Opal Smythe

Tuesday, March 15, 2005

Opal Smythe, 94, of Jonesboro died March 4, 2005, at St. Bernard's Medical Center in Jonesboro.

Born Sept. 8, 1910, near Sidney, she was the daughter of James and Ada McKee Huddleston.

She was a member of Sidney Baptist Church, a homemaker, a retired telephone operator for Southwestern Bell Telephone Company, a life member of the Telephone Pioneers of America and a member of the Sidney Exten-sion Homemaker Club.

Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Walter and Jan Smythe of Texarkana, Texas; a daughter-in-law, Jean Moser of Hot Springs Village; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two husbands -- Frank Moser and Ralph W. Smythe; a son, James C. Moser; a daughter, Bettavee Westbrook Robertson; four brothers -- Truman Huddleston, Thad Huddleston, McKee Huddleston and an infant; two sisters -- Pearl Hightower and an infant; a son-in-law, Clyde Westbrook; and a grandson, Frank Westbrook.

The funeral service was March 6 at Sidney Baptist Church in Sidney with Alvin Wiles officiating. Burial was in Mount Carmel Cemetery at Sidney with arrangements under the direction of Qualls Funeral Home of Cave City.

Pallbearers were James C. Moser Jr., James Phillips, Jacob Smythe, Arch West-moreland, Randy Bray and John Goldsmith.

The family request that memorials be made to the Sidney Baptist Church.