Stacey Leigh Smith

JANUARY 7, 1966 – JANUARY 6, 2019

Stacey L. Smith, 52, of Alma, passed away Sunday, January 6, 2019 in Fort Smith. She was born January 7, 1966 in Prairie Grove. She was a lifelong resident of Crawford County, a 1984 graduate of Van Buren High School, a member of the Van Buren Rotary Club, a board member of the Van Buren Chamber of Commerce, attended the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville for two years, and in 1986 she began her career in banking. In July of 2000, she went to work for First Community Bank in Van Buren when it first opened. First Community Bank then became Generations Bank. She was a loan officer there, and became President of the Van Buren Branch of Generations Bank in January of 2018. She loved animals, especially her rescue cats T.C., Toby, A.K., and Chubbs.

She is survived by her husband of 25 years, Randy Smith of the home; her parents, Jimmy and Linda Barnes of Kibler; a brother, Shawn Barnes and wife Kim of Heber Springs; and a number of aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, and nephews.

Funeral service will be 2:00 p.m. Friday, January 11, 2019 at Edwards Van-Alma Funeral Home Chapel with interment to follow at Fairview Cemetery in Van Buren, under the direction of Edwards Van-Alma Funeral Home of Van Buren, AR.

Pallbearers will be the staff of the Edwards Family of Funeral Homes – Edwards, Edwards Van-Alma, and Fentress Mortuary.

The family will visit with friends from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Thursday, January 10, 2019, at Edwards Van-Alma Funeral Home, 4100 Alma Highway, Van Buren, AR.

Memorial contributions may be made to Almost Home Shelter, 3390 Pointer Trail East, Van Buren, AR 72956.

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