Staff

Our dedicated staff members are here to provide support, compassion, and information to help you through your journey of grief and the celebration of your loved one’s life.

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Everett Smith, Jr.

A Licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer, Everett began his funeral service career in 1951. He graduated Salutatorian from Landing School of Mortuary Science and was one of the first licensed funeral directors in Arkansas with license number 266. In 2011, he was named the Arkansas Funeral Director of the Year by the Arkansas Funeral Directors Association. Everett was inducted in the Arkansas Funeral Directors Hall of Fame in 2019.

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Tony Smith

A Licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer, Tony began his funeral service career in 1981. The Rita Barber Scholarship recipient from Dallas Institute of Funeral Service, he graduated with the Academic Achievement Award and was a member of the Pi Sigma Eta academic honors fraternity. He is a former member of the Arkansas State Board of Embalmers and Funeral Directors where he served as that board's president for five years. In 2015, he was named the Arkansas Funeral Director of the Year by the Arkansas Funeral Directors Association.

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Ladonna Smith

A Licensed Funeral Director, Ladonna began working part-time in funeral service in 1987. She is a 1982 graduate of Ouachita Baptist University, and she began working full-time in funeral service after her family purchased the funeral home in Glenwood. She is presently serving on the board of the Arkansas Funeral Directors Association.

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Steve Smith

A Licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer, Steve began his funeral service career in 1991. He is a 1993 graduate of Dallas Institute of Funeral Service and has been with our firm since 2001.

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Rhonda Hanson

A Licensed Funeral Director, Rhonda has worked for over 37 years in funeral service and specializes in helping families with their prearrangement needs. She has been on our staff since 2000.

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John Herring

In 2002, John became a licensed Funeral Director. He considers it a ministry. 1 Corinthians 2:9 (KJV)

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Deborah Hudgins

A licensed funeral director, Deborah keeps the office running smoothly. Deborah also works as one of our funeral arrangement counselors, helping families during their time of need. She had worked many years as a legal secretary when she joined our staff in 2007 and is a vital part of our daily operations.

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Bobby Lock

Bobby is a bi-vocational minister who has pastored locally for several years. He is a certified crematory operator who takes care of Davis-Smith Crematory, as well as assisting with funerals.

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Richard Hudgins

A graduate of Henderson State University with a Master’s degree, Richard coached basketball and taught social studies for many years. He also worked as a police officer and served on the SWAT Team for the Little Rock Police Department for several years. After his return to Glenwood, he joined Davis-Smith Funeral Home in 2007.

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Gary McKuin

A licensed funeral director, Gary is a retired building contractor and now is serving families in a new direction.

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John Goodman

John is an ordained Baptist minister, a retired Air Force Chaplain, and now, a licensed funeral director. He has been a part time with Davis-Smith since August 2017.

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David Kitchens

David is a Centerpoint High School graduate. He earned his associate degree in mortuary science from the University of Arkansas Community College at Hope.

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Donna Hightower - 2018 Evening Visitation Receptionists

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Ruth Smith In Memoriam

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Marlin and Louise Davis In Memoriam

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Richard and Mary Hawthorn In Memoriam

Everett Smith, Jr.

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A Licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer, Everett began his funeral service career in 1951. He graduated Salutatorian from Landing School of Mortuary Science and was one of the first licensed funeral directors in Arkansas with license number 266. In 2011, he was named the Arkansas Funeral Director of the Year by the Arkansas Funeral Directors Association. Everett was inducted in the Arkansas Funeral Directors Hall of Fame in 2019.

Tony Smith

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A Licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer, Tony began his funeral service career in 1981. The Rita Barber Scholarship recipient from Dallas Institute of Funeral Service, he graduated with the Academic Achievement Award and was a member of the Pi Sigma Eta academic honors fraternity. He is a former member of the Arkansas State Board of Embalmers and Funeral Directors where he served as that board's president for five years. In 2015, he was named the Arkansas Funeral Director of the Year by the Arkansas Funeral Directors Association.

Ladonna Smith

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A Licensed Funeral Director, Ladonna began working part-time in funeral service in 1987. She is a 1982 graduate of Ouachita Baptist University, and she began working full-time in funeral service after her family purchased the funeral home in Glenwood. She is presently serving on the board of the Arkansas Funeral Directors Association.

Steve Smith

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A Licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer, Steve began his funeral service career in 1991. He is a 1993 graduate of Dallas Institute of Funeral Service and has been with our firm since 2001.

Rhonda Hanson

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A Licensed Funeral Director, Rhonda has worked for over 37 years in funeral service and specializes in helping families with their prearrangement needs. She has been on our staff since 2000.

John Herring

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In 2002, John became a licensed Funeral Director. He considers it a ministry. 1 Corinthians 2:9 (KJV)

Deborah Hudgins

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A licensed funeral director, Deborah keeps the office running smoothly. Deborah also works as one of our funeral arrangement counselors, helping families during their time of need. She had worked many years as a legal secretary when she joined our staff in 2007 and is a vital part of our daily operations.

Bobby Lock

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Bobby is a bi-vocational minister who has pastored locally for several years. He is a certified crematory operator who takes care of Davis-Smith Crematory, as well as assisting with funerals.

Richard Hudgins

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A graduate of Henderson State University with a Master’s degree, Richard coached basketball and taught social studies for many years. He also worked as a police officer and served on the SWAT Team for the Little Rock Police Department for several years. After his return to Glenwood, he joined Davis-Smith Funeral Home in 2007.

Gary McKuin

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A licensed funeral director, Gary is a retired building contractor and now is serving families in a new direction.

John Goodman

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John is an ordained Baptist minister, a retired Air Force Chaplain, and now, a licensed funeral director. He has been a part time with Davis-Smith since August 2017.

David Kitchens

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David is a Centerpoint High School graduate. He earned his associate degree in mortuary science from the University of Arkansas Community College at Hope.

Donna Hightower - 2018

Evening Visitation Receptionists
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Ruth Smith

In Memoriam
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Marlin and Louise Davis

In Memoriam
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Richard and Mary Hawthorn

In Memoriam
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