Joseph Martin Smith, 77, of West Memphis, formerly of the West Ridge Community near Manila, died Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2002, at Crittenden Memorial Hospital in West Memphis. Born at Etowah, he was the son of the late Elbert and Ruby Saxon Smith and had lived in the West Ridge Community near Manila and was a former Pine Bluff resident before moving to West Memphis 20 years ago. He was a retired farmer and was of the Pentecostal belief.
He is survived by three brothers, James H. Smith, Johnny E. Smith, both of Lepanto, and Donald W. Smith of McEwen, Tenn.; five sisters, Linda Eubanks of Lepanto, Wanda Stewart of Monette, Ruby J. Gooch of Charleston, Miss.; Tiny Brewer of Ft. Gibson, Okla., and Roberta Brewer of Marked Tree.
The arrangements are under the direction of Howard Funeral Service of Manila. The body will be cremated.