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Pebble Waites

December 31, 1925 — September 6, 2023

Glenwood

Pebble Waites

Pebble Waites, age 97, of Glenwood, passed away on Wednesday, September 6, 2023.

She was born on December 31, 1925, in Lodi, the daughter of Richard Parker and Irena Cowart Parker.  She was preceded in death by her husband, James Waites, Jr.; her daughter, Sharon Wood; and her nine siblings.

Pebble was a long-time member of Pilgrim Rest Missionary Baptist Church before joining Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church in 1986. On July 24, 1943, Pebble married the love of her life,  James. Pebble lived her entire life as the true meaning of the scriptures in the Bible in Proverbs 31, the Virtuous Woman. She always put God first and her family a close second. She was a wonderful cook and brought the best dishes to her church’s potlucks and family reunions. She loved flowers and watching out for her turkeys. Above all, Pebble was a loving wife, mother, and mamaw and she will be missed by all who knew and loved her.

She is survived by her son, David Anthony “Tony” and Ann Waites of Glenwood; her son-in-law, Keith Wood of Hot Springs; her three grandchildren and their spouses, Cindi Johnson of Fort Smith, Chris and Tennille Johnson of Kirby, and David and Jenn Waites of Draper, Utah; her great-grandchildren Camryn Johnson, Charlee Johnson, and Tyler Waites; her sister, Virgie Arivett of Glenwood; her sister-in-law, Betty Thies of Fenton, Missouri; and numerous nieces, nephews, extended family members and a host of wonderful friends.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 AM, Monday, September 11, 2023, at the Smith Family Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Jack Herring and Bro. Ron Parker officiating.

Visitation will be held Sunday, September 10, 2023, from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM, at Smith Family Funeral Home, 209 North 3rd Street, Glenwood, AR 71943.

Internment will be in the Lodi Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Mike Funderburk, Mike Putz, Mike Haggard, Lynn Epperson, Elliot Blackmon, and Ryan Horn.

Honorary pallbearers are the loving staff at Dougan's Oak Park and Arkansas Hospice. The family would like to give a special thank you for all of the special love and care given.

In lieu of flowers the family would like donations in memory of Pebble to be sent to Lodi Cemetery, 1250 HWY 84 Glenwood, AR 71943 or to Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church, 29 Sawmill Ln, Amity, AR 71921.

Guest registry is at www.smithfamilycares.com.

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Past Services

Visitation

Sunday, September 10, 2023

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

Smith Family Funeral Home - Glenwood

209 North 3rd Street, Glenwood, AR 71943

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Funeral Service

Monday, September 11, 2023

Starts at 10:00 am (Central time)

Smith Family Funeral Home - Glenwood

209 North 3rd Street, Glenwood, AR 71943

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Interment

Monday, September 11, 2023

Lodi Cemetery

Glenwood, AR 71943

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