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Hubert Smith, 88

Hubert Smith, 88, of Jacksonville passed away on September 4, 2020. He was born in Swifton, Arkansas on March 3, 1932 to the late Cecil William Smith and Callie Mayhan, and was raised in Egypt, Arkansas.

He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, and friend to many.

Hubert will be missed by his loving wife Vivian Earlene Smith of 70 years; children Brenda Carol Grooms (Robert) of North Little Rock, Teddy Ray Smith (Pat) of Jacksonville, and Gary Wayne Smith of Jacksonville; grandchildren Robbie Fortner (Andrea), and Holly Rogers (B.J); great grandchildren Josie Fortner, Audrey Fortner, Corbin Rogers, and Tinsley Rogers; siblings Larry Smith of Thayer, MO, and Tina of St Louis, MO: and a host of friends.

In light of the current health concerns Hubert’s family thanks you for your thoughts and prayers if you are not able to attend the service. Please be aware, as per Arkansas directives, there will be a limit on the number of guests. All guests over age 10 must wear a face covering to attend and social distancing guidelines will be in place.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, September 8, 2020 at A Natural State Funeral Service, 2620 West Main Street, Jacksonville, Arkansas from 5:00 until 7:00 PM. Graveside Service will be held Wednesday, September 9, 2020 at Unity Cemetery located on E. Kings HWY in Jonesboro, Arkansas at 1:00 PM.

Arrangements entrusted to A Natural State Funeral Service, 2620 West Main Street, Jacksonville, Arkansas 72076. 501-982-3400


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  • Linda Crosby Posted September 5, 2020 11:49 PM

    So sorry for your loss. Hubert was a great man and friend. He is dancing with the angels in heaven now I’m sure and having the best tine ever!

  • Kathleen Cherry Posted September 6, 2020 7:52 AM

    I was fortunate to meet your parents during my time at the Towers.. your parents were both the most caring, considerate folks. Your father was truly a gentleman and a total delight. I will have your mom in my thoughts while she deals with her loss. Prayers for your family

  • Marc Reaves Posted September 6, 2020 9:59 AM

    Rest in peace sir, and may god touch your family in their time of need

  • Bobbie Clark Posted September 6, 2020 4:53 PM

    I am sad, I have known Hubert all my life

  • Bobbie Clark Posted September 6, 2020 4:55 PM

    My prayera for the family

  • LOU CORDELL Posted September 6, 2020 10:41 PM

    No one can ever fill your space my friend.
    Save all of us seat Hubert.
    Thanks for 9 years of laughter and your beautiful prayers.

  • Revs Wayne Nancy McHughes Posted September 7, 2020 12:20 AM

    So sorry for our loss here. So thankful for heavens gain. He took many talents into heaven one being dynamic duo. Believe he has many crowns to throw at Jesus feet.vit was our pleasure to ordain you and Earlene into Gospel Ministry thank you for the blessing you have been to us many others.i. It would take a book to write about all the memories you left us.A great soul winner for Christ. A true godly example thank you for being a spiritual dad to us.your last breath here was your first one there with blessed for the time we had with you loving and serving our Lord together.vA part of you will always remain in our hearts.. Believing we will meet again soon.Love Bro Wayne Nancy Family We Are One Ministry.

  • Jana Walker Posted September 7, 2020 3:37 PM

    Hubert I believe the earth is a little less bright with you gone but heaven is a lot brighter. Thank you for such an example of how godly men live and for always making me feel like family to you. I love you and will miss you. See you soon “brother Smith”. 😉

  • VERNON AND DORIS MAUPIN Posted September 8, 2020 11:15 AM

    Hubert and Earlene have been and are Christ’s heart and hands ministering to many in this world. Doris and I would not be enjoying our lives together had not Hubert and Earlene introduced us in 2008. “Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints” (Psalm 116:15). Precious because Hubert is now absent from us, and present with his Lord (2Corinthians 5:8). How much more splendid now will our trip be when we join Hubert there with Christ Jesus!

  • Todd Parsley Posted September 8, 2020 12:47 PM

    Hubert and Earlene are two very special people! I always loved every minute that I spent with them. Very dear people, with such generous and loving hearts. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Ms. Earlene and the family. We will all miss Hubert here on earth, but look forward to seeing him again one day.

  • Rick Miley Posted January 8, 2021 3:45 PM

    Hubert Smith was one of the finest Christian man I have ever met

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