Bentonville City Cemetery
Benton County, Arkansas
August 11, 1853 - March 15, 1934
Wife of Col. William A. Terry
Daughter of Dr. John Smartt
*Obituary (as written)
Benton County Record & Democrat
Thursday, March 15, 1934
Mrs. Sue A. Terry, widow of the late Wm. A. Terry, for many years identified in the business development of Bentonville, died at the family home on South Main street late Thursday night, March 15, 1934, at the age of 81 years. She had been in ill health for some months, critically so for the past few week.
Funeral services were held at the home Saturday morning, the Rev. A. W. Henderson, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church officiating. Burial was made in the family plot in the city cemetery.
Pallbearers were E.O. LeFora, E.P. Knott, Fred Berry, John Applegate, J.T. McGill and Wilburn Arthur.
Surviving are Wm. A. Terry, Mrs. Russell Dickson and Mrs. Katherine Self, all of the home. A step son Ron S. Terry, former publisher of the Benton County Democrat, died in Springfield several months ago. A sister, Mrs. W.A. Burke of Bentonville and a brother L.P. Smartt of Vinita, Okla., nine grand-children, including, Mrs. Jack Wilson, Frank Terry, Dee Ruth and Madolyn Dickson of this city, and five great grandchildren, also survive her.
Mrs. Terry was born in Oxford, Ala., August 11, 1852. She was the daughter of Dr. John Smartt and Fssie Smartt. The family moved to Dallas, Texas, in 1865 and in 1871 moved to Bentonville, which has since been her home.
October 5, 1875, she married W.A. Terry, Col Terry was born in Glasgow, Ky., in 1844. When the Civil War broke out he enlisted in Co. F, 6th Kentucky Infantry. He served in the war until 1865. He was made a First Lieutenant at the age of 18. In 1878 he married Miss Kate Smartt. Following her death, he married her sister Miss Susan Smartt. Mr. Terry was engaged in several Bentonville business enterprises and was the head of the largest dry goods store in Benton county for a number of years. He was president of the Bentonville Bank. He died in 1901.
Mrs. Terry was reared in the Presbyterian faith, her father Dr. John Smartt being an elder in the church for 20 years.
Her father, Dr. John Smartt was a native of McMinnville, Tenn., born in 1820, the son of George R. and Ethelia Randolph Smartt. He practiced medicine for 41 years, beginning in McMinnville in March 1847. Dr. Smartt was very prominent, being president of the Peoplesí Bank of Bentonville, the Bentonville railroad, president of the Benton County Medical Examining Board, president of the Bentonville Commercial College and vice president of the Bentonville Evaporator and Canning factory He passed away in 1899.