Smothers, Rebecca Rea Obit


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Baxter Bulletin
Baxter County, Arkansas
Jul 19, 1973

Mrs. Rebecca Rea Smothers, 91 of Jenks, Okla., a native of Marion County, died at her home July 1. She was born Sep 17, 1881 and lived in Marion County until 1933 when she and her family moved to Oklahoma. Her husband, George Smothers, preceded her in death in Feb 1958.

Funeral services were held Jul 5 at the First Assembly of God Church at Jenks with Rev. Roland Coy officiating. Interment was in Bixby Cemetery, Bixby, Okla., under the direction of Whisenhunt Funeral Home of Tulsa, Okla.

Survivors include five sons, Melvin Smothers, Ralph Smothers and Leo Smothers, all of Tulsa, Eugene Smothers of Paramount, Calif., and Hugh Smothers of Saudi Arabia; seven daughters, Mrs. Edith Williams and Mrs. Thelma Gibson both of Flippin.., Mrs. Lucy Cross, Mrs. Ethel Jenkins and Mrs. Janie Moss all of Jenks, Mrs. Merle Doshier of Sapulpa, Okla., and Mrs. Bethel Jefferson of Brownville, Ore.; one sister, Mrs. Florence Essary of Seminole, Okla., 28 grandchildren,; 54 great grandchildren and 18 great great grandchildren.