OBITUARY

Gwendolyn Sue Smith

November 17, 1939March 27, 2019
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Gwendolyn Sue Heflin Smith, 79, of Texarkana, TX passed away March 27, 2019 in a local hospice facility. Mrs. Smith was born November 17, 1939 in Minden, LA to Mary Aline and Clyde Orell Heflin, Sr., both deceased. She retired from Cooper Tire and Rubber Company after 30 years of service as Office Service Supervisor.

Survivors include her husband, Donald Gene Smith of Texarkana, TX; one daughter and son-in-law, Lesa and Todd Warren of New Orleans, LA, two grandchildren, Sydney Warren of New Orleans and Trevor Warren of Houston, TX; one brother and sister-in-law, Bonnie and Clyde Heflin, Jr. of Texarkana, AR, one brother-in-law, William E. Smith of Bridge City, TX, three sisters-in-law and two brothers-in-law, Hazel and Horace Fowler of Texarkana, Lynda and Eddie Cox of Fort Worth, TX and Geraldine Shelby of Texarkana and a number of nieces, nephews and special friends.

Visitation at East Funeral Home – Moores Lane will be from 7pm. until 8pm, Friday March 29, 2019 and the funeral service will be 10:00 am Saturday, March 30, 2019 at East Memorial Chapel-Moores Lane. Graveside services and burial will be in Lane Memorial Cemetery in Sibley, LA beginning at 3:00 p.m. Mrs. Smith’s son-in-law, Todd Warren will officiate at both services. Memorials may be made to Pleasant Grove Baptist Church or Hospice of Texarkana.

Online tributes may be made at www.eastfuneralhomes.com.

  • FAMILY

  • Husband, Donald Gene Smith of Texarkana, TX
    Daughter and son-in-law, Lesa and Todd Warren of New Orleans, LA Grandchildren, Sydney Warren of New Orleans and Trevor Warren of Houston, Brother and sister-in-law, Bonnie and Clyde Heflin, Jr. of Texarkana, AR, one Brother-in-law, William E. Smith of Bridge City, TX,
    Sister and brothers-in-law, Hazel and Horace Fowler of Texarkana
    Sister and brother-in-law, Lynda and Eddie Cox of Fort Worth, TX
    Sister,Geraldine Shelby of Texarkana
    number of nieces, nephews and special friends.

Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Funeral Service Saturday, March 30, 2019
  • Visitation Friday, March 29, 2019

OTHER SERVICES:

  • Burial
REMEMBERING

Gwendolyn Sue Smith

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Pat (Matthews) Kennedy

April 1, 2019

Don,
So sorry to hear of Sue's passing, our prayers are with your family at this time.
May God give you peace to endure the road ahead. Betty Jean Matthews & Pat Kennedy.

Mark and Julie Patterson

March 31, 2019

Dear Lesa, Todd, Trevor, and Sydney,
We are so sorry to hear about your mom/grandma.. Conner said he saw Trevor and Sydney in town, and that’s how we heard...She was such a precious person, and I just remember her and your dad being so involved in the kids’ activities when y’all were here... Your family will be in our thoughts and prayers...
Love,
The Pattersons

Angela Purifoy

March 30, 2019

I was Lesa’s friend growing up. I cannot count the number of times I spent the night with Don and Sue. They were a second family to me. Don and Sue always treated me like a second child, and even took me with them to their cabin and on numerous trips to their land where Lesa and I worked and played. I haven’t seen Sue for many years, but I will never forget all the memories I have of them. Lesa, I am truly sorry for your loss, and you will be in my thoughts and prayers in the days to come.

edward Williams

March 29, 2019

I worked with Sue for over 30 years at Cooper Tire and she was a wonderful and great woman . I am truly sorry for her passing .

Jim Smith

March 29, 2019

I am sorry to hear about Sue’s death. She was a special person. I was blessed to have had the opportunity to work with Sue in the early days of my career at the Cooper Texarkana Plant. In addition to working with her at the Plant, she was instrumental in helping Deb & I assimilate to life here in Texarkana when we first moved here with 2 small children.

It is with fond memories that I recall Sue’s response when anyone greeted her with “Good morning Sue, how are you?”
Her response….. “Perfect as usual!"
Perfect as usual… That’s the way I choose to remember her.

Jim & Deb Smith

Julie Stiles

March 28, 2019

To Don and all Sue's family, our love and prayers are with you in your time of loss. Sue was one of the strongest women I have ever know. She inspired Bonnie and me with her resilience and take charge attitude. Brandon and Aaron treasure the memories of playing cards with you guys. We will always remember Sue fondly and share in your loss. Julie, Brandon, and Aaron Stiles

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Biography

Gwendolyn Sue Heflin Smith, 79, of Texarkana, TX passed away March 27, 2019 in a local hospice facility.
Mrs. Smith was born November 17, 1939 in Minden, LA to Mary Aline and Clyde Orell Heflin, Sr., both deceased. She retired from Cooper Tire and Rubber Company after 30 years of service as Office Service Supervisor.

Survivors include one daughter and son-in-law, Lesa and Todd Warren of New Orleans, LA, two grandchildren, Sydney Warren of New Orleans and Trevor Warren of Houston, TX; one brother and sister-in-law, Bonnie and Clyde Heflin, Jr. of Texarkana, AR, one brother-in-law, William E. Smith of Bridge City, TX, three sisters-in-law and two brothers-in-law, Hazel and Horace Fowler of Texarkana, Lynda and Eddie Cox of Fort Worth, TX and Geraldine Shelby of Texarkana and a number of nieces, nephews and special friends.

Visitation at East Funeral Home – Moores Lane will be from 7pm. until 8pm, Friday March 29, 2019 and the funeral service will be 10:00 am Saturday, March 30, 2019 at East Memorial Chapel-Moores Lane. Graveside services and burial will be in Lane Memorial Cemetery in Sibley, LA beginning at 3:00 p.m. Mrs. Smith’s son-in-law, Todd Warren will officiate at both services.
Memorials may be made to Pleasant Grove Baptist Church or Hospice of Texarkana.

Online tributes may be made at www.eastfuneralhomes.com.