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Joan Uth

September 19, 1929 — April 20, 2022

Little Rock

Joan Beard Uth, 92, of Little Rock, AR passed away peacefully on April 20, 2022-her husband’s birthday. She was born in Palestine, AR on September 19, 1929 to Lela and Melvin Beard. She served most of her career as an administrative assistant, including executive assistant to the President of Ouachita Baptist University. She was a devoted member of Geyer Springs First Baptist Church. Joan was a faithful pastor’s wife for over fifty years.  She was also an amazing mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother.


Survivors include her children, Lynda Jack and husband Ron of Maumelle, AR, Tony Uth and wife Teresa of Tulsa, OK, David Uth and wife Rachel of Orlando, FL, and she was “Nonnie” to her seven grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren.  Joan is also survived by other extended family and a host of friends.


She is preceded in death by her loving husband of 60 years, Anton “Buddy” Conrad Uth, Sr., her parents and her brother Tom Beard.


Visitation will be held at 3:00 pm Friday, April 22, 2022, followed by a celebration of her life at 4:00 pm at Smith Little Rock Funeral Home. To access the live stream of her service, click this link:


In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the online ministry of First Baptist Orlando ( or Geyer Springs First Baptist Church World Mission Offering (


Arrangements by Smith Little Rock Funeral Home, 8801 Knoedl Court, Little Rock, AR 72205.

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