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Lacerine Smith Bell, 86, of Malvern died Friday, Oct. 12, in a Hot Springs hospital.
She was born in Tulip to the late Rev. Willie B. Smith and Mattie Baugh Smith. She was a retired LPN at the Arkansas State Hospital in Benton (Benton Services Center) and she was a member of Bethel A.M.E. Church
Lacerine was predeceased by her parents; her husband, William Bell; three brothers, William T. "Dub" Smith, John E. Smith, Sr. and Henry Smith; five sisters: Mary Smith, Coretta Smith, Willie Green, Ortha Walker and Bernice Lambert
Left to cherish her memories is one son Donald "Imp" Faison of Malvern; two daughters Erserine Jimerson of Malvern and Laverne Smith Jones and husband Raymond of North Little Rock; a special niece, Lagretta Williams of Malvern; 17 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and five great-great grandchildren.
Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, at Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church with Pastor Richard Sutton officiating. Burial will be at the Masonic Cemetery in Pocahontas. Arrangements are by Brandonâ€™s Mortuary Inc. of Malvern.
Visitation will be from 6 to 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 19, at the funeral home. The family will be at 809 McHenry Street in Malvern.
Online guest registry: www.brandonsmortuary.com