Claude L. Smith

Claude L. Smith, 63, of rural Dongola, died Sunday, May 30, 2021, at his home. 

He was born on May 15, 1958, in Dongola, the son of Claude Eugene and Ellen Tellor Smith. 

He married Sandra Lee West on June 25, 1977. She preceded him in death on June 3, 2018.

Mr. Smith is survived by his three sons, Tramps (Brandy) Smith of Anna, Jacob (Jessica) Smith of Anna and Ben Smith of Dongola; a daughter, Natasha (Jerry) New of Ullin; grandchildren Zackary Rain Smith, Ella Zayne Smith, Hezekiah Eugene Smith and Horatio Claude Smith; two sisters, Patty and Ethel; other relatives and many friends. 

Graveside services were at 11 a.m. Thursday, June 3, at Friendship Cemetery in Dongola, with Pastor Jack Richardson officiating. Interment immediately followed. 

To view the obituary and to leave online condolences for the family, visit 

Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Jonesboro was in charge of arrangements.

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