Ellen Jeroline Smith

Friday, May 24, 2013

Ellen Jeroline Smith, 72, Of Leachville, died Wednesday, May 22, 2013, at Arkansas Methodist Hospital in Paragould. Born at Knobel, she was the daughter of the late Jerold and Velma Smotherman Stormes and had lived most of her life in the Leachville area. She was a homemaker and the widow of Mr. Ray Smith.

In addition to her parents and husband she was preceded in death by a brother, Junior Ray "Buckshot" Stormes.

She is survived by five daughters, Barbara Skaggs of Blytheville,

Judy McCracken of Paragould, Mary Hill of Leachville; Ellie Denning of Paragould and Cathy Smith of Paragould; three brothers, Darrell Stormes of Corning, Den Stormes of Paragould and Bill Stormes of Knobel; two sisters, Suzie Stroud of Okean and Velma Dean Summers of Lafe.

She also leaves five grandchildren, Mandy Hill, Holly Hill, Misty McCracken, Nikki Denning and Blake Denning; and four sons-in-law, Doyle Skaggs, Tom McCracken, Johnny Hill and David Denning.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 25, in the Howard Funeral Service Chapel in Leachville with Den Stormes officiating. Burial will follow in the Horner Cemetery in Hornersville, Mo.

The family will receive visitors Saturday from 11 a.m. until service time. Online guest registry: www.howardfuneralservice.com