Lillian M. Smith, 89, of Sturkie, Ark., daughter of the late John Newton and Ressie (Peterson) Emery, was born on March 27, 1919, in Moko, Ark. She died Nov. 29, 2008, at the Southfork River Therapy and Living Center in Salem.
Lillian was united in marriage to Shelby Elton Smith on Oct. 3, 1959, at Arcata, Calif. She was a homemaker and a member of the Church of Christ.
She is survived by: a brother, Ray Emery of Sturkie; and many nieces; nephews; other family and friends.
She was preceded in death by: her husband; parents; four brothers; and two sisters.
Funeral services were held Dec. 2 at the Barker Funeral Home Chapel in Salem, Ark., with Bro. Hillard Story officiating. Interment followed in the Stateline Cemetery at Moko, under the direction of Barker Funeral Home.
Pallbearers were Brad Schaufler, Ben Schaufler, James "Red" McLain, Phillip Story, Colt Emery and John Emery.
Memorials preferred to the Stateline Cemetery Association.