Lavern Hairston Smith
Funeral Date: 11/18/2012

Lavern Hairston Smith, age 93, of Hermitage, AR. died Thursday November 15, at Cherry Ridge Nursing & Rehabilitation in Bastrop, LA. Born February 25, 1919 in Marsden, AR. a daughter of the late Jeffery Hairston and Lora Langston Hairston she was a homemaker, retired farmer, member of Eagle Lake Crossroads Baptist Church and the widow of Bailey Winston Smith who died July 18, 1974. They were united in marriage June 5, 1937. Also, preceding her in death was a brother Dwain Hairston, sisters Nell Alexander, Martell Hairston a great grandson Thomas Alexander, son in law Keith Winbury. Survivors are 2 daughters Yvonne Belin and spouse Lamar, Bastrop, LA. and Carolyn Winbury, Bryant, AR. 1 brother Kyle Hairston, Monroe, LA., 4 grandchildren Gay Girod, Queen City, TX., Steve Belin, Crossett, AR., Tracy Winbury, Bryant, AR., Kimberly Abdelal, Mablevale, AR., 2 great-grandchildren Severen Girod, Little Rock, Ar., Tara Rape, Texarkana, AR. Funeral services were 1:30p.m. Sunday November 18, Frazerís Chapel with Rev. Wayman Mann officiating. Janice Sullivan was organist. Burial was in Marsden Cemetery by Frazerís Funeral Home. Active pallbearers were Joe Owens, Ronnie Bethea, Charley Rauls, Don Hamilton, Randy Clanton and Robert Johnson.



Name: Betty Miller
Message: My thoughts and prayers are with you

Name: Roger & Deanna Smith
Message: Heaven has gain another angel, a wonderful lady who loved the outdoors, loved kids, was a wonderful cook and loved the church and her church family. RIP Ms. Lavern you have many waiting on you in heaven and many who will miss you dearly.

Name: Jacqualin & Jerry Johnson

Name: Regina Gorman
Message: Mrs. Lavern was a wonderful neighbor to my Uncle Doyle and special friend to the entire Gates family. She was a fantastic lady and will be missed by all. My prayers go out to her family.

Name: Lynn & Gail Wright
Message: We remember how she loved to hunt. Guess it is fitting that she left this world during the deer hunt. We still think about her every time we pass her old home place.

Name: Ernie and Earline Ferrell
Message: Laverne has always been a special friend to us. Please accept our most sincere sympathy. We will cherish the memories throughout the years.May God bless the family.

Name: Don&Kaye Gorman
Message: Aunt Lavern was a special lady.She and Bailey helped us a lot when we moved here.

Name: Dixie and Jim Alley
Message: Yvonne and Carolyn, So sorry to hear of Lavernes passing. Our families have been friends for many years and to remember all the great memories that we have shared together fishing on Ouachita River and in Camp 11 Deer Hunting

Name: Randy & Skye Clanto
Message: Our thoughts and prayers are with the family. Mrs. Lavern was a wonderful woman and will be greatly missed.