B. Joyce Dailey Smith, 93, formerly of Hamburg, passed away Saturday, February 11, 2023, at the Green House Cottages of Wentworth Place in Magnolia. Mrs. Smith was born October 10, 1929, in Walkerville. She became a resident of Hamburg in 1956 until moving to Magnolia in 2021. She worked as a Machine Operator at the Hamburg Shirt Factory for 31 years, having retired in 1995. Mrs. Smith was a member of the Martinville Baptist Church and loved her church family. She never met anyone she didn’t love and requested the following message to her family and friends. “Don’t weep for me because I know where I’m going. In fact, I’m already there. I just want to be waiting at the gate for you. God bless you all.”
She is preceded in death by her husband of 53 years, Willard Smith in 2006; her parents, Alton B. and Virgie Beckham Dailey; a brother, Rev. Larry D. Dailey, and two sisters-in-law, Sarah Dailey and Nellie Dailey.
She is survived by two brothers, Clennon Dailey of Martin, Tennessee, and Ken Dailey and wife, Susan, of Walkerville; three nieces, four nephews, and a host of friends.
The family would like to give a special thanks to the staff and caregivers of Wentworth Place in Magnolia, especially to Linda Beal, for all of their love and care shown to Mrs. Smith.
Graveside services are 2 p.m. Thursday, February 16, 2023, at the Stewart-Walkerville Cemetery, in Columbia County, with Rev. Ed Phillips officiating. Honorary pallbearers are Don Hartley, Bobby Martin, Johnny Martin, Bobby Wright, Mike Knight, and John Martin. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Columbia County Animal Protection Society (C.C.A.P.S.) of Magnolia, PO Box 2003, Magnolia, AR 71754.
Visitation will be 6-8 p.m., Wednesday at Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home.
Graveside visitation will be 1:30-2 p.m., Thursday at the Stewart-Walkerville Cemetery.