Illa Maxine Crossland Smallwood

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Illa Maxine Crossland Smallwood, 92, of Purdy, passed away Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019, at her home.

She was born Sept. 21, 1926, in Pulaski County, the daughter of John and Rebecca (Atkins) Crossland. On May 17, 1946, she was united in marriage to James Smallwood, who preceded her death on June 25, 2005. Also preceding her in death were her parents; one daughter-in-law, Tammy Smallwood; and brothers and sisters.

Survivors include: five sons, James Smallwood and his wife Debbie of Eureka Springs, Ark., Boyce Smallwood and his wife Mona of Seligman, Teddy Smallwood and his wife Leanne of Seligman, Perry Smallwood of Purdy, and Jerry Smallwood and his wife Becky of Eureka Springs, Ark.; three daughters, Janice Henry and her husband James, Donna Reed and her husband Thomas and Darla Reed and her husband David, all of Cassville; 20 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; and several great-great-grandchildren.

She grew up in Pulaski County, and attended school in Waynesville. She was a homemaker and was a member of the Baptist Church in Douglas County. Graveside services were held Tuesday at Oak Hill Cemetery in Eureka Springs, Ark., under direction of Fohn Funeral Home in Cassville. Brother Doyle Russell conducted the services.

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