Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Russell Smith, 44, of Cassville, passed away Wednesday, March 1, 2017, at Northwest Medical Center in Springdale, Ark.

He was born Aug. 31, 1972, in Cassville the son of Ronnie Smith and Clara (Wormington) Burley. On Feb. 25, 1994, he was united in marriage to Marjorie Arnold, who survives. Also surviving are his mother, Clara Burley, of Seymour; his father, Ronnie Smith and his wife Laura of Sarcoxie; three children, Samantha Alley of Cassville, Cody Washam of Exeter, and Velma Roberts of Garfield, Ark.; one brother, Joseph Smith of Granby; and nine grandchildren.

He received his education at Purdy. For several years, he worked on chicken farms. He was diagnosed with esophagus cancer on July 7, 2016. He went through radiation and chemo for months and on Feb. 21 had surgery to remove the cancer. He survived a week after the surgery.

Services were held Sunday at Fohn Funeral Home in Cassville. Jason Carr conducted the services.

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