SMITH, BONNIE SUE - Lawrence County, Arkansas | BONNIE SUE SMITH - Arkansas Gravestone Photos

Bonnie Sue SMITH

Lancaster Cemetery
Lawrence County,

Johnny 03 Nov 1925 - 19 Jun 2003
Bonnie 17 Oct 1929 - 05 Feb 2012

Marriage: 02 Aug 1947 Book X-294 Lawrence County, Arkansas

Johnny Ewell Smith son of Franklin Oliver Smith and Rachel Ester (Britt) Smith. Bonnie Sue (Garrett) Smith daughter of Frank M Garrett and Pearl (Herriott) Garrett.

STRAWBERRY - A one-vehicle accident on Highway 117 in Lawrence County claimed the life of a Strawberry woman Sunday morning. According to officials with the Imboden Fire Department and AET Ambulance of Imboden, Bonnie Smith was traveling north of Strawberry when her vehicle left the roadway and overturned shortly before 11. Lt. Gene Ponder said from his observation Smith’s right tire went up onto a guard rail after it left the highway. She was the only one in the car. Lynn, Strawberry and Smithville first responders with area volunteer fire departments extricated Smith from the vehicle and she was transported by Air Evac helicopter to a Memphis hospital where she later died from her injuries. The accident was investigated by the Arkansas State Police. The cause of the accident is unknown, but the driver, who was in her 80s, was wearing a seat belt, officials said.
Place Taken: HWY 117, Strawberry, near Lancaster Cemetery.
Date Taken: Sunday Morning, Feb 6, 2012
Owner: Photo by Lt. Gene Ponder of Imboden, as printed in

Article from the archives of The Batesville Guard Batesville, Independence County, Arkansas 06 Feb 2012.

Accident claims one life

Strawberry, Smithville and Lynn emergency responders were paged to a one-car accident at Reeds Creek Bridge on Highway 117 just north of Strawberry on Sunday.

Bonnie Smith, 82, of Strawberry was the sole occupant of the vehicle and was reported to be on her way to church when the accident took place. Smith had to be extricated from her vehicle and was transported to The Med in Memphis via helicopter. She underwent emergency treatment at the hospital but died of her injuries later that day.

The cause of the accident is unknown. Arkansas State Police investigated the accident but had not released a report by press time.

Article from The Times Dispatch Walnut Ridge, Lawrence County, Arkansas published 08 Feb 2012.

Bonnie Garrett Smith

Bonnie Garrett Smith, age 82, of Strawberry, died Sunday, Feb. 5, 2012, at the Regional Medical Center in Memphis.

Born Oct. 17, 1929, she was the daughter of the late Frank and Pearl Garrett. She was a retired real estate broker and a member of the Mt. Harmony Free Will Baptist Church in Saffell.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Johnny Ewell Smith, whom she married on Aug. 2, 1947; three brothers, Luther Garrett, Vester Garrett and Elmo Garrett; two infant sisters; a grandson, Jonathan Smith and a granddaughter, Keisha Harris.

Survivors include six sons, Ricky and Cynthia Smith of Cave City, David and Pam Smith of Lenexa, Kan., Alan and Shirl Smith of Smithville, Gary and Pat Smith of Tahachapi, Calif., Kenny and Kellie Smith of Batesville, Darrel and Linda Smith of Smithville; two daughters, Karen and Greg Evans of Walnut Ridge, and Karla and Michael Wilson of Cave City; one sister, Vonnie Adams of Walnut Ridge; 23 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral services will begin Thursday at 11 a.m. at the Mt. Harmony Free Will Baptist Church in Saffell with John Freeman and Stanley Vandergrift officiating. Burial will follow in the Lancaster Cemetery located at Strawberry, with arrangements by Qualls Funeral Home of Cave City.

Visitation is tonight from 6-8 p.m. at the church.

Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

Obituary located through archives of The Times Dispatch Walnut Ridge, Lawrence County, Arkansas published 08 Feb 2012.

Contributed on 2/8/12 by denise.bratcher63
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