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Opal Smythe

Thursday, March 17, 2005

Born 9-8-1910 -- Died 3-4-2005

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

She was born Sept. 8, 1910, near Sidney, Ark., to 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 Pioneer's of America and a member of the Sidney Extension 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; several nieces and nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.

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 Bro. Alvin Wiles officiating. Burial was in the Mt. Carmel Cemetery at Sidney with arrangements under the direction of Qualls Funeral Home of Cave City, Ark.

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

In lieu of flowers, the family request that memorials be made to the Sidney Baptist Church.