Ruth Smith, 77, of Fort Smith, died Friday, October 11, 2013 in Fort Smith. She was a homemaker, and was preceded in death by her husband, Artie Smith.

She is survived by two daughters, Gwen Grace of Fort Smith and Juanita Nelson of Greenwood; seven sons, Jim Smith and wife, Debbie of Fort Smith, Ernest Smith and wife, Rhonda of Spiro, Stanley Smith of Tulsa, Rick Smith and wife, Charolotte of Greenwood, James Smith and wife, Tracy of Greenwood, Henry Smith and wife, Brandy of Fort Smith, and Stephen Smith of Jenny Lind; two sisters, Connie Moore of Van Buren and Sue Staab of Alma; twenty-three grandchildren, twenty-nine great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral service was Tuesday, October 15 at the Howard Hill Assembly of God Church with burial at Douglass Cemetery under the direction of McConnell Funeral Home of Greenwood.

Pallbearers will be grandsons.

To sign an online guestbook, please visit