We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Clarksville Funeral Home
Lottie Maybell Smith came into this earthly world September 14th 1926 to loving parents Jesse Glen & Iva Rushing Crawford. She was better known to friends and family lovingly as Nana, and Maybell only when she was in trouble! She went to be with the Lord during the roaring 20's, just as she came into it, surrounded by family. We believe she had decided this decade was a disappointment & cut it short at 95 years young on July 27th 2022. Waiting on her at the Pearly Gates was her 1st husband James Robert Smith (J.R.) as well as her 2nd husband Jack Laney, her beloved son Lonnie Smith, cherished daughter Patsy Luper and grandson Travis Luper, joined alongside them to welcome her home were her 4 brothers; Lawrence, Doyle, Loil, & Glen Crawford. & her beloved partner in crime, her sister, Dora McIntire & last but not least, the rooster who crowed by her window one too many times & got a one way ticket to heaven by way of her dull axe. We're still not sure who in the "Sam Hill" that chicken thought he was flogging Nana, but she set him straight (as she has many of us at one time or another) & had him fried up just in time for supper. Lottie was a tried & true homemaker, if you needed something patched, fried or sewn, she was your gal! 100's of quilt stiches & grease burns later she and J.R. laid the foundation for the most amazing family. Lottie leaves behind a lot of stuff that her family doesn't know what to do with, but y'all know better than to fight over the clocks, those are claimed! In addition to her stuff are sons Don Smith and wife Velma, Dale Smith and wife Jacquita, daughter Wynna Moore & husband Robert, brothers Roy Crawford and wife Edith, Clarence Crawford, and her former son-in-law, Kenny Luper. Lottie loved all of her family immensely & each one in their own way, especially her "kids". If you knew her you know how much her goats meant to her! The only thing bigger & more loved than her goat herd was her herd of 17 grandchildren, 36 great-grandchildren, and 20 great-great-grandchildren. Lottie spent countless hours of her life planting seeds in the garden and watching them come to fruition, ignoring everyone who told her to sit down & let them help, (she was just a little bit stubborn!). Without a doubt the greatest work of her life was planting seeds for the Lord, inside & outside of Bagwell Baptist Church! Feel free to check the stats, but Nana taught half the county in VBS at one point or another, & If you didn't have the privilage of having her as a teacher, I hope you were lucky enough to have her as a chaperone on a youth trip! From witnessing in a juvenile detention center to praising the Lord in a green wig on the streets of Hot Springs, she brought the light of God with her wherever she went & did her best to shine it on others! We can all agree one of her favorite pastimes was witnessing to people in Wal-Mart, if you were lucky enough to checkout your groceries anywhere in the vacinity, you heard the word of God. If Lottie could tell you all one thing today, it would be to look up her favorite Bible verses & think of her, & she would hope you would write them on the table of your heart & take them with you wherever you go! Those verses are Psalms 37:5, Romans 10:13, and her all time favorite verse, John 3:16.
The family will receive friends Friday, July 29, 2022, from 6:00 to 8:00p.m. at Clarksville Funeral Home.
Funeral services are set for 10:00a.m. Saturday, July 30, 2022, in Lindeman Chapel of Clarksville Funeral Home with Rev. Karl Bush officiating. Burial will follow at Smith Family Cemetery under the direction of Clarksville Funeral home.
Serving as pallbearers are: Sean Moore, Tracy Barnes, Richard Smith, Jessie Smith, Dustin Smith and Dale Smith. Honorary pallbearers are: Don Smith, Roy Crawford and Clarence Crawford