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Smith Sherwood Funeral Home


Our staff is comprised of dedicated and licensed professionals with the experience to answer all your questions regarding our services. Please feel free to contact any of our staff members at any time.

Jeff & Leslie Smith

Jeff & Leslie Smith

President & Vice President

Jeff Smith joined the staff in June 2006 as a funeral director. In 2010 Jeff and his wife Leslie stepped into the role of leading the funeral homes. They plan to continue the legacy of the funeral home. Jeff graduated from the University of Arkansas with a Bachelor's Degree in Small Business Management and the University of Memphis with an MBA. He is proud to carry on the Smith family tradition of funeral service. He and Leslie are the proud parents of three children, Hayden, Kaylee, and Sawyer. As Vice President, Leslie adds her motherly touch to the Smith Family.


Craig Johnson

Craig Johnson

Manager of Westbrook Funeral Home, Funeral Director & Embalmer

Craig is a licensed funeral director and embalmer. He has been with Smith Family Funeral Homes since 2010.  He is the Manager of the Westbrook Funeral Home and the Sherwood Funeral Home. Outside of work, Craig serves on the Sherwood Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors. 


Hannah Chambers

Hannah Chambers

Funeral Director

Hannah joined Smith Family in December 2017. Shortly thereafter, she took on many administrative roles and then began working toward her funeral license. She received her funeral director's license in November 2020. 

Hannah is a native of North Little Rock and she attended North Little Rock High School. She received her Associate's degree from UA-Pulaski Technical College. 

She and her boyfriend Chuck enjoy lake time, beach time in Florida and being around their family and friends. 

They have two cats, Ruffles and Loretta Lynn. 





Emory Martin III, CFSP

Emory Martin III, CFSP

Care Center & Cremation Center Manager

Emory, a licensed Embalmer & Funeral Director, joined our firm in 2011. He is the Manager of Smith Family Care Center along with our Cremation Centers in Little Rock & North Little Rock.  Emory is a CANA certified crematory operator, an honor graduate of ASU – Mountain Home with a degree in Mortuary Science, and a member of Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society. Emory received scholarships to attend ICCFA University in 2019 & 2021, and he is the 2020 recipient of the Clifford Smith Award. 

Emory has one adult daughter, Erica, and is a very proud uncle to Nicholas & Peyton. He and his spoiled dachshunds, Doxie & Frankie, live in Shannon Hills, Arkansas. Emory is a member of the Central Arkansas Perinatal Loss Coalition and serves as Board President of Nichols Cemetery Association in Marked Tree, Arkansas. When not at work, Emory serves as a Lieutenant with Northeast Saline County Fire Department and enjoys traveling and spending time with family and friends. 



Clay Smith

Clay Smith

General Manager of Operations, Smith Family Funeral Homes

Clay came to work at Smith North Little Rock Funeral Home in 1979 as an apprentice funeral director. He became a licensed Funeral Director in 1982 after serving his apprenticeship. He then went to Mortuary School in Dallas and was licensed as an embalmer in 1983.

He was Manager of Smith North Little Rock Funeral Home from 2005 to 2015, and is now General Manager of Operations of all Smith Family Funeral Homes.

Clay and his wife Audrey have two children, Adam and Holly, and is "PaPa" to his five grandchildren, Clayton, Harleigh, Kennedy, Beau, and Hollyn.  

Clay and his wife are members of Immanual Baptist Church in Sheridan. When not at work, Clay raises horses, long horn cows, chickens and he likes to hunt and fish. 


The Late John S. Smith & Kay Smith

The Late John S. Smith & Kay Smith

Former Owners of Smith North Little Rock Funeral Home

John Stephen Smith took over as President of North Little Rock Funeral Home in 1972 when he was 23 years old.  John's father, Clifford, founded the funeral home on Valentine's Day, 1955. 

John had worked in the funeral home in some capacity since its inception when Clifford and Frances Smith moved their family into the upper level of the funeral home. 

Kay, John's wife, has worked at Smith North Little Rock Funeral Home since 1977. Kay oversees the clerical work and helps on services as needed.

In 2010, John retired and sold the funeral home to his son and daughter-in-law, Jeff and Leslie Smith. 


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