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Vera Z. Smith Duke was born October 27, 1919, in Pine Bluff, Arkansas, to Clarence Britton Smith and Claudia Jane Crone Smith. She was a Switchboard Operator for the Arkansas Claims Commission.
Aunt Vera (Bibby) worked with her hands. In the... Read More
Vera Z. Smith Duke was born October 27, 1919, in Pine Bluff, Arkansas, to Clarence Britton Smith and Claudia Jane Crone Smith. She was a Switchboard Operator for the Arkansas Claims Commission.
Aunt Vera (Bibby) worked with her hands. In the soil, she planted exceptional flower and vegetable gardens until she was 88 years old. From fabric, she designed and created clothing for herself and loved ones and with yarn, she was a master of needlepoint, embroidery and cross-stitch.
Bib loved to have special fun laughing and playing with the children as her sisters washed the holiday dishes. She collected unique treasures from her travels and sent cards for every occasion. Her kindness and generosity were unmatched and every life she touched was better because of our Sweet Aunt Bibby!
Vera passed away on Thursday, May 26, 2022, at the age of 102 in Heber Springs. She was preceded in death by her father and mother; her husband, Ernest Duke; three sisters, Mary Nell Smith, Kathryn Atkinson Vinyard, and Nelda Smith Hildreth; a brother, Clarence Britton Smith, Jr. (Britt) who was killed in Belgium in WWII; niece, Jennifer Leah Hildreth; and nephews, William Wilson Hildreth III (Bill), and Larry Britton Smith.
She is survived by her nephews, Robert D. Atkinson (Bob) and wife, Jean, of Matthews, North Carolina, Charles Ronald Atkinson (Ron) and wife, Betty, of Beaufort, South Carolina, and Joseph F. Thompson (Joe) of Bentonville, Arkansas; nieces, Claudia Hildreth Kelty and husband, Jack, of Heber Springs, Arkansas, and Diana Smith of White Hall, Arkansas. She is also survived by a legacy of eleven great-nieces and nephews and twenty-three great-great-nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held from 1:00-2:00 P.M. on Wednesday, June 1, 2022, at Ralph Robinson and Son Funeral Directors.
Graveside services will follow at 2:30 P.M. at Graceland Cemetery with Rev. Ronald Atkinson officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made in her memory to Hospice Homecare, or the Alzheimer’s Association.
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