Death Notices

Nathaniel Duncan Smith
August 28, 1937 – October 20, 2022

duncanNathaniel Duncan Smith, age 85 of Weston, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his close family on Thursday, October 20, 2022. Duncan was a graduate of Weston High School and proudly served his country in the United States Army.

Duncan enjoyed hunting, fishing and loved all types of racing from the old dirt tracks to NASCAR. Duncan and his wife Marcia, along with their close friends, Larry and Shirley Alexander, enjoyed traveling around the United States in their RVs to such places as Tennessee, Florida, California and Ohio.

When you found Duncan at home, he was most likely in the kitchen cooking one of his famous dishes his family and friends loved so much, enjoying one of his four vegetable gardens or in his shop creatively welding for a friend. Duncan was passionate to always help others no matter the task at hand. His favorite place, however, was being home with his beloved family and constant faithful companion, their dog, Bonnie.

Those left to cherish his memory are his wife of 43 years, Marcia (Schmidt) Smith, daughter Tammy Smith, son Nicky Smith and Lana, step-daughter Connie Nagim and Ernie; granddaughters NiKayla Willaert and Lee, Victoria Smith; sisters Edna Peters and Delwyn, Edith Dubois and Ronald and brother Hayward Smith and Janet and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and other close friends. He was preceded in death by his parents Lorene (Wyatt) Smith and Neal Dwight Smith, Jr.

A memorial service celebrating Duncan’s life will be held at Ebenezer Baptist Church, 211 Ebenezer Church Road, Jonesboro, LA 71251, Tuesday, October 25, 2022 at 10:00 a.m.

Mary Alice Williams
August 16, 1927 – October 15, 2022

williamsMary Alice (Hobson) Williams was born in Chestnut, Louisiana to Garlon and Edwina (Weaver) Hobson on Tuesday, August 16, 1927. She left this world to meet her savior on Saturday, October 15, 2022 at the age of 95.

Mary Alice was a homemaker and enjoyed working in her yard, baking, and cooking. She also loved to read, sew, and quilt. She was an active member of Hodge United Methodist Church and involved in many community activities and organizations. Mary Alice was very supportive of her family and was often found at one of her children’s, grand children’s, or great grand children’s extracurricular activities. One thing that was always noted about her was her faith in God above. No matter what life dealt her, she remained steadfast and her trust and love were always with the Lord. To have lived 95 years she saw a lot of happiness and heartache, but she led with a caring heart and a warm smile. She was the matriarch of the Williams family and will be missed dearly.

Survivors include her son, Jamie Williams; grandchildren, Stacey Sanders (Michael), Eric Williams (Susan), Chris Williams (Cristi), Ginny Miles, J.R. Williams (Tay), Niki St Clair (Jeff), Shawna Williams (Chad), Kendra Williams, Greg Williams (Ann); daughters-in-law, Carolyn Williams, Terrie Williams, and JoAnne Williams; 17 great grandchildren; 6 great-great grandchildren.

Mary Alice was preceded in death by her husband, T.W. (Buster) Williams; daughter, Patricia Ann Hattaway; sons, Gary Williams, Jimmy Williams, Eddie Williams; son-in-law, Curtis Hattaway, grandson, Shane Hattaway; great granddaughters, Jimi Rashel Miles and Chelsea MaRay Miles.

Funeral services were held on Wednesday, October 19th at the Hodge City Hall, formerly the Hodge United Methodist Church with Bro. Stuart Toms officiating.  Burial followed at Gayla Traina Cemetery in Jonesboro under the direction of Southern-Edmonds Funeral Home.

Serving the family as pallbearers were Greg Williams, Eric Williams, Chris Williams, J.R. Williams, Jeff St. Clair and Hunter Williams. Honorary pallbearers were Eddie Gatlin, Gerald Palmer, Denise Barlow, John Cooper and Frank Johnson.

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