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Mitchell “Bones” Ray Smith May 14, 1960 ~ June 15, 2012

Mitchell “Bones” Ray Smith, 52 of Fayetteville passed away June 15, 2012 in Fayetteville. He was born May 14, 1960 in Hutchinson, Kansas to the Late Richard H. Smith and Carma Heckathorn Hughey. He was a graduate of Holdenville, Oklahoma high school and attended Okmulgee Technical School. He was a Christian who enjoyed music, motorcycles and spending time with family and friends. He was preceeded in death by his father, Richard H. Smith and grandparents, Ray H and Alluwe Smith of Holdenville, Oklahoma and Carmen and Dan Cook of Great Bend, Kansas.Survivors include his mother, Carma Hughey of the home; Brother, Don Lee Smith of Fayetteville; special friends Stacey Berkshire,Rex Lowery and Chuck Adkins all of Fayetteville, as well as many other friends. The family will receive friends Saturday, June 23, 2012 from 10 to 11 AM at Beards Funeral Chapel. Funeral service will follow at 11:00 AM with Pastor Ray Baggett officiating.Private burial will be in Shawnee, Oklahoma at a later date. Cremation arrangements will be under the direction of Beard’s Funeral Chapel in Fayetteville. Memorials may be made to the Fayetteville Animal Shelter, 1640 S Armstrong Ave, Fayetteville, AR, (479) 444-3456 or the Humane Society of the Ozarks, 413 North College Avenue Fayetteville, AR 72701, (479) 444-7387.

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    randal and ashlee shackelford » 20. Jun, 2012

    im so sorry for your loss,,love jeanetta jeffs

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    Debbie » 20. Jun, 2012

    My precious litttle brother Mitch…we had so many long talks.You brought so much energy and life into everything you did. One of the special things about you is you always wore a smile and you alwys said,” I love you Gabby.” Mitch you always gave…you had to make sure you were fair. You loved to argue with my sons…you said it just gave them character……you were always a big brother to them. I love you so very much. My heart aches so much for your family… We will all see you when we meet you and our Creator. Ride the heavens with Him until we meet you!

    I love you,….Gabby

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    Mark Fougerousse & family » 20. Jun, 2012

    Carma and Don,
    We are so sorry for your loss. Mitchell will be missed by many. We are grateful to have known him and the kids really enjoyed time with him. So glad that he knew the Lord and is now in a much better place. Please don’t hesitate in asking for any help with anything.

    We love you both!

    Sincerely,
    Mark, Kelly, Nick, Hannah and Graham

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    Allen and Kathy Ferguson » 20. Jun, 2012

    We are thinking of you at this time. Can’t tell you how sorry we are. Words can’t express how we feel about your family.

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    Sandy Roach Smith » 21. Jun, 2012

    carma jeane and donnie. was so sad to hear of Mitch’s passing. I remember him visiting when he was just a young boy. A cute kid. =) I cannot imagine what you must be going through, to loose a child at any age must be so hard. May you be comforted by the many good memories that you will always have. Sandy

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    Sharon (Baker) Lingreen » 21. Jun, 2012

    Carma Jean and family…My condolences on the loss of your, son, Mitch. May fond memories comfort you all.
    Sincerely, Sharon Lingreen GBHS Class of ’57

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    Linda Davis Schulte » 22. Jun, 2012

    Carma and Don,
    Debbie told me about Mitchell as I was out of town. I am so sorry for your loss and I will be thinking of you at this time. No one is ever prepared for this kind of tragedy and words cannot express how sorry I am but thank goodness we always have the memories.

    Love
    Linda Schulte

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    Uncle Ed » 24. Jun, 2012

    Carma Jean & Don:
    Was shocked and saddened to hear the news of Mitchell. Although I had not seen him in quite a few years I remember our contacts well. He was a fun guy and I enjoyed our conversations. The love of motorcycles gave us a bond. I regret he never made it out here to SoCal to visit. Time will heal but no one or nothing will take his place. He leaves me with a smile on my face …
    Uncle Ed