Obituary – Dovie L. (Smith) Williams (1925 – 2019)


Dovie L. (Smith) Williams, of Mansfield, Arkansas left this life on March 20, 2019 at the age of 93 years, eleven months and eleven days. Dovie was born April 9, 1925 in Scott County, Arkansas to the late Felix and Mima (Taylor) Smith. She enjoyed cooking and spending special times with her family.

Dovie is survived by two sons; Paul and wife Shannon Williams of Mansfield, AR., Arnold and wife Dalana Williams of Mansfield, AR., four grandchildren; Julie (Evans) Williams, Linda and husband Davey Lowery, Allen and wife Angela Williams, Macy and husband Stevie Cowan, six great-grandchildren; Aaron, Kaylie, Austin, Danielle, Colten and Jani. She is also survived by her siblings; Frances Judy, Dora Harrison, Melvin Smith and wife Betty, Margaret McCafferty and husband Jerry and by a host of others friends and family.     

She is preceded in death by her husband Charlie Williams, parents Felix and Mima Smith, and six siblings; Ardell, Jess, Lester, Roxie, Evie Jewell and Iola.

Visitation will be 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Friday March 22, 2019 at Martin Funeral Home Chapel in Mansfield, AR.

Funeral service will be held 2:00 p.m. Saturday March 23, 2019 at Martin Funeral Home Chapel in Mansfield with Bro. Keith Elmore officiating. Burial will follow the service at Freedom Cemetery under the direction of Martin Funeral Home in Mansfield.

Pallbearers will be Allen Williams, Bill Weaver, Kevin Jolley, Stevie Cowan, Davy Lowery and Aaron Evans.

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Tammy Teague

Tammy Teague

Mansfield native, with roots in Scott County. Daughter, sister, wife and Christian. Education: 1995 MHS graduate; 1999 Arkansas Tech University Graduate - BA in Journalism. Career: Managing Editor - The Citizen; Copy Writer - Southwest Times Record; 20+ years experience in the news.

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