Linda Joyce Smith, 54


Funeral services for Linda Joyce Smith, 54, of Sycamore, were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 20, 2021, at Clinkingbeard Funeral Home in Gainesville with Davin Friend officiating. Mrs. Smith died July 17 at her home.

She was born Dec. 5, 1966, in West Plains, the daughter of Jim and Linda Parker Hambelton. She graduated from Gainesville High School in 1986, and on Nov. 30, 1990, she married Elvin Smith.

Mrs. Smith worked at various jobs around the Gainesville area, but she especially enjoyed the time she spent working as a certified nursing assistant at Gainesville Health Care Center, where she was loved and respected by the staff and residents alike. 

She loved the outdoors, going to the river, gardening and tending her flowers. She also enjoyed listening to music and sewing. She loved helping out with the children’s church programs on Sundays. She was loved and will be missed by her family and friends.

She is survived by her husband, Elvin Smith, of the home; her father, Jim Hambelton; her mother, Linda Hambelton; her three daughters, Shanea Adams and husband Michael, Dee Brotherton and husband Scott, and Jasmine Herd and husband Donnie; four grandchildren, Sophia Brotherton, Harper Herd, Fred Herd and Abel Herd; two sisters, Dorice Isaacs and husband Mike, and Nancy Simpson and husband Bobby; and one sister-in-law,, Jennie Richmond and husband Jerry.

She was preceded in death by one daughter, Hope Ellen.

Burial was in the Patrick Cemetery. 

Memorial contributions may be made to help with funeral expenses. 

Arrangements by Clinkingbeard Funeral Home, Gainesville. 

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