Arene Smith

Arene Smith

Saturday, June 12th, 1943 - Thursday, April 18th, 2019
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Arene Smith, 75, of Atkins, passed away Thursday, April 18, 2019, at home surrounded by her family. She was born June 12, 1943, in Tulsa, Oklahoma, daughter of the late Lander Arlington and Ruby Vernon Britton Minyard.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Cad Rice; and a brother, Kenneth Eugene Minyard.
She is survived by a son, Ryan Rice and wife Nancy; daughter, Trina and husband David Tillman; granddaughters, Brandi Tillman and Brooke Tillman; great-grandchildren, Natalie Jones, Bentley Tillman, Skylar Jones, Tyler Jones, and Remington Newby; 2 brothers, Roger Minyard and wife Linda, and Rudy Minyard and wife Nona; 3 sisters, Ione and husband Jimmie Johnson, Sharon and husband Harold Dixon, and Charlotte and husband Jerry Hudlow; and several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Graveside service and burial is 2:00 PM, Monday, April 22, at Pleasant Grove Cemetery in Roland with Bro. Johnny McCoy officiating with arrangements under the direction of Lemley Funeral Service of Atkins.
Honorary pallbearers are Roger Minyard, Rudy Minyard, Jimmie Johnson, Jerry Hudlow, and Jason DeLancey.
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CJ and Trish Singleton

Posted at 07:51am
We are so sorry for your family’s loss, we have our loving memories of Arene, she was the nicest lady you’d ever meet. We hope your memories comfort you with your loss, our prayers and thoughts to the family.

Vicky Graves

Posted at 07:01pm
Minyard siblings, so sorry for the loss of your sister. I haven't visited with Arene in a long time, but she has always been in my heart. She will be missed! Hoping prayers will ease your sorrow.
Much love & prayers coming,
Vicky Graves

Linda Jones

Posted at 11:13am
John Henry and I are so very sorry for your loss. Arene was a very sweet lady. We really enjoyed visiting with her. Prayers for God's blessing of peace and comfort for all of you. Sincerely Linda Jones

Kim Burton

Posted at 08:56pm
Arlene was like a 2nd mother to me. All through elementary and high school I stayed in her home as much as my own. She was like a grown up friend but at the same time a stern mom figure. See me was a tiny woman with a heart bigger than Texas. I'll miss her forever.

Charles Minyard Posted at 09:14pm

Arene was the middle sister older than me. She was deeply loved. We palled together growing up and for a good while afterwards, but life happened and separated us physically but the love stayed strong! See you soon in Heaven sis!

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