Helen Evaline Powell Smith was born on November 25, 1934 to Harvey Lee and Sallie Vestie Standridge Powell. Helen married Elmer Smith on December 28, 1953. She passed to her reward on November 28, 2019. Helen was a member of the First Baptist Church and loved her church and the many children who went through her Sunday School class. Helen was a member of the Shover Springs EHC. She enjoyed sewing; teaching others to sew, especially the children’s program; as well as judging at the county fair. Helen was preceded in death by her parents and her husband.
She was survived by her daughters; Teena Smith and Doreen (Lynn) Nichols, both of Texas, four grandchildren; Jamie (Ron) McKeown of Missouri, Elizabeth Phillips Baggett, Tony (Carley) Phillips, and David (Becky) Phillips, all of Texas, plus eleven great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her sisters Marlene (Clyde) Amos of Texas, Dora Gillispie, and a brother, Mitchell (Toni) Powell, of Arkansas, as well as dozens of nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews.
In Lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The First Baptist Church Children’s Ministry in her memory 315 South Main St. Hope, Arkansas 71801.
Visitation will be from 2:00pm to 4:00pm, Sunday, December 1, 2019 at BRAZZEL/Oakcrest Funeral Home 1001 South Main St. Hope, Arkansas 71801.
Funeral service will be 10:00am, Monday, December 2, 2019 at BRAZZEL/Oakcrest Funeral Home with Bro. Daniel Bramlett officiating. Burial to follow at Memory Gardens in Hope. Arrangements are under the direction of BRAZZEL/Oakcrest The Funeral Home of Hope, Eddie BRAZZEL, Director. Online condolences: www.brazzelfuneralhomes.com