Fredna June Smith
November 11, 1946 -
March 27, 2012

Visitation

March 29, 2012
5-8 PM

Service 

March 30, 2012
2 PM

Interment

Obituary

Funeral services for Fredna June Smith, age 65 of Fayetteville, will be conducted Friday at 2 PM at Higgins Funeral Home with Rev. Jeff Young and Eddie Graves officiating. Burial will follow in Flintville Cemetery. Miss Smith passed away Tuesday night in Lincoln Medical Center.

Miss Smith was a native of Lincoln County and the daughter of the late Fred T. and Edith June Rogers Smith. She retired from Lincoln Medical Center after 46 years of service, was a member of Leadership Lincoln, the Host of Christmas Past and the Lincoln Health Systems Foundation. Miss Smith was a member of the Lincoln United Methodist Church.

Survivors include her daughter Kala Dawn Eakes of Fayetteville, granddaughter Katelyn Danielle Eakes of Fayetteville, three brothers, Kenneth Smith (Evelyn), Dennis Smith (Paulette) and Rickey Smith (Shirley) all of Fayetteville, nieces and nephews Terri Schwierling, Scott Smith (Pam), Christy Weir (Tim) Jessica Helton (Randy), great-nephew Ryan Weir.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death a grandson Garrett Kaleb Eakes and nephew Chadwell Lee Smith.

Visitation with the family will be Thursday 5-8 PM at Higgins Funeral Home.

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22 Comments

  1. Mike & Karen Bennett

    Kala and family, we are so sorry and surprised to learn of the passing of Fredna. We spent many hours with her and your family during the time we kept our horse at your grandfather’s farm. We will continue to keep you in our prayers and thoughts.

    Reply
  2. Pat knott

    Kayla & Family, I am so sorry for your loss, I had known Fredna for a long time, I remember her from Dellrose days. She was such a nice person & will be missed so much.

    Reply
  3. Tammy Counts Quick

    Kala,
    I am so sorry for your loss. But Heaven has a beautiful, bright, smart angel now. You and your mom both meant alot to me. Please let me know you need anything or just need someone to talk to. Thinking of you and Your Family!!!

    Love – Tammy Counts Quick

    Reply
  4. Anthony & Kay Honey

    Dear Smitty and Paulette & Family,
    We were so sorry to hear about your loss. Fredna will be missed. May your memories give you comfort during this difficult time. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Your friends, Anthony & Kay

    Reply
  5. Steve and Kim McWhirter

    Kenneth and Evelyn,
    We are so sorry about your loss. We love you guys and will keep you all in our prayers.
    Love, Kim, Steve, Katie and Jessica

    Reply
  6. Billy Joe and Cricket Rutledge

    Kenneth and Evelyn:
    We are so sorry for the loss of your sister. Cherish those wonderful memories (especially the road trips with your Mom) to help you through Fredna’s home-going.
    May you feel the loving presence of God and those who hold you in their thoughts and prayers during this stressful period. Take care of yourselves Hugs and Blessings

    Reply
  7. Brenda Smith Gatlin Anderson

    I have known Fredna for a long time. She was a wonderful person and friend. She was always there for our family when we lost our loved ones.She had a positive outlook on just about everything. Prayers for you and your whole family,
    Brenda

    Reply
  8. Wendy Collins

    I am so sorry to hear to hear of Ms. Fredna’s passing. I was in Leadership Lincoln with Ms. Fredna and we always enjoyed being together. Her smile always brightened my day. Heaven has truly received a most precious angel.

    Reply
  9. Betty Thornton Webb

    Kala, I was so sorry to learn of Fredna passing. We started working together at the hospital in our early 20’s. We were always great friends. She will be missed by so many. You and your family have my deepest sympathy.

    Reply
  10. Floyd and Imogene Cartwright

    Dear family members, I worked with Fredna at the hospital many years ago in the office, she was so enjoyable to work with and even though I have not seen her for a while I still think of her. She will be greatly missed.

    Our prayers are with the family durning this difficult time.

    God Bless,
    Floyd and Imogene

    Reply
  11. Carolyn Edwards Greenwood`

    I am sorry for your loss. Have enjoyed growing up and old with Fredna.

    Reply
  12. Leah Plunkett

    Thinking of you!

    Reply
  13. KATHY AND WALTER GEORGE

    We are so sorry for your loss. Not only was she a pleasure to work with, we loved her dearly. One of the sweetest and nicest ladies we have ever known. She will truly be missed. may GOD comfort and keep you all.
    Our Love Kathy and Walter George

    Reply
  14. Dianne Scivally Dickey

    Kayla and Family Member,

    I was so sorry to hear of the passing of Freda. She was a dear friend for many years. The lady I knew was truly a dear friend to everyone she met. God Bless you all and bless you with the sweet memories of Freda.

    Reply
  15. Ronnie Gay

    Kenneth, we truly regret to hear about the loss of your sister. I am sorry that we are away, but our prayers are with you.

    Reply
  16. Randall and Gayle Shelton

    Kayla, I was so shocked to hear of your mother’s passing. Your Mom and I have been friends for many, many years. Our prayers are with you and your family as you go through time. Know that God will comfort you. Fredna was a very sweet, sweet lady and will be missed.

    Reply
  17. Kim Hollis

    Kayla,

    So sorry to hear of the loss of your mother. I always enjoyed seeing her at work…she always had a smile on her face. We will be praying for you and your family.

    Kim Hollis (OB)

    Reply
  18. Christi Swinford Thompson

    Kala and family……..my deepest sympathies to you during this most difficult time. Keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers.

    Reply
  19. Brenda& Joe Burns

    Kayla ,I am so sorry for your loss.Fredna was a sweet lady and friend and loved by all.She will truley be missed.She was a very outgoing lady , that always helped in any way she could. .Thinking of you all! Brenda ( ER Burns) .

    Reply
  20. Dennis and Marie Caldwell

    Kayla,
    We have truly enjoyed knowing your wonderful mother and working with her, Dennis at the hospital and me on Host of Christmas Past Committee. She was very dedicated and loved serving the community. She will be greatly missed by the people she worked with, the community and certainly by you, your daughter and the rest of her family.

    Reply
  21. Debbie Rutledge

    Kala, I am so sorry to learn of your Mom’s passing! I knew from your FB postings she had been ill and I’m so sorry for your loss! She always had a smile on her face and I always enjoyed running in to her and chatting a bit.
    You and your family will be in my prayers.

    Reply
  22. Ann Young

    Kayla I am so sorry to learn of you mom’s death, your family is in my thoughts and prayers.

    Reply

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22 Comments

  1. Mike & Karen Bennett

    Kala and family, we are so sorry and surprised to learn of the passing of Fredna. We spent many hours with her and your family during the time we kept our horse at your grandfather’s farm. We will continue to keep you in our prayers and thoughts.

    Reply
  2. Pat knott

    Kayla & Family, I am so sorry for your loss, I had known Fredna for a long time, I remember her from Dellrose days. She was such a nice person & will be missed so much.

    Reply
  3. Tammy Counts Quick

    Kala,
    I am so sorry for your loss. But Heaven has a beautiful, bright, smart angel now. You and your mom both meant alot to me. Please let me know you need anything or just need someone to talk to. Thinking of you and Your Family!!!

    Love – Tammy Counts Quick

    Reply
  4. Anthony & Kay Honey

    Dear Smitty and Paulette & Family,
    We were so sorry to hear about your loss. Fredna will be missed. May your memories give you comfort during this difficult time. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Your friends, Anthony & Kay

    Reply
  5. Steve and Kim McWhirter

    Kenneth and Evelyn,
    We are so sorry about your loss. We love you guys and will keep you all in our prayers.
    Love, Kim, Steve, Katie and Jessica

    Reply
  6. Billy Joe and Cricket Rutledge

    Kenneth and Evelyn:
    We are so sorry for the loss of your sister. Cherish those wonderful memories (especially the road trips with your Mom) to help you through Fredna’s home-going.
    May you feel the loving presence of God and those who hold you in their thoughts and prayers during this stressful period. Take care of yourselves Hugs and Blessings

    Reply
  7. Brenda Smith Gatlin Anderson

    I have known Fredna for a long time. She was a wonderful person and friend. She was always there for our family when we lost our loved ones.She had a positive outlook on just about everything. Prayers for you and your whole family,
    Brenda

    Reply
  8. Wendy Collins

    I am so sorry to hear to hear of Ms. Fredna’s passing. I was in Leadership Lincoln with Ms. Fredna and we always enjoyed being together. Her smile always brightened my day. Heaven has truly received a most precious angel.

    Reply
  9. Betty Thornton Webb

    Kala, I was so sorry to learn of Fredna passing. We started working together at the hospital in our early 20’s. We were always great friends. She will be missed by so many. You and your family have my deepest sympathy.

    Reply
  10. Floyd and Imogene Cartwright

    Dear family members, I worked with Fredna at the hospital many years ago in the office, she was so enjoyable to work with and even though I have not seen her for a while I still think of her. She will be greatly missed.

    Our prayers are with the family durning this difficult time.

    God Bless,
    Floyd and Imogene

    Reply
  11. Carolyn Edwards Greenwood`

    I am sorry for your loss. Have enjoyed growing up and old with Fredna.

    Reply
  12. Leah Plunkett

    Thinking of you!

    Reply
  13. KATHY AND WALTER GEORGE

    We are so sorry for your loss. Not only was she a pleasure to work with, we loved her dearly. One of the sweetest and nicest ladies we have ever known. She will truly be missed. may GOD comfort and keep you all.
    Our Love Kathy and Walter George

    Reply
  14. Dianne Scivally Dickey

    Kayla and Family Member,

    I was so sorry to hear of the passing of Freda. She was a dear friend for many years. The lady I knew was truly a dear friend to everyone she met. God Bless you all and bless you with the sweet memories of Freda.

    Reply
  15. Ronnie Gay

    Kenneth, we truly regret to hear about the loss of your sister. I am sorry that we are away, but our prayers are with you.

    Reply
  16. Randall and Gayle Shelton

    Kayla, I was so shocked to hear of your mother’s passing. Your Mom and I have been friends for many, many years. Our prayers are with you and your family as you go through time. Know that God will comfort you. Fredna was a very sweet, sweet lady and will be missed.

    Reply
  17. Kim Hollis

    Kayla,

    So sorry to hear of the loss of your mother. I always enjoyed seeing her at work…she always had a smile on her face. We will be praying for you and your family.

    Kim Hollis (OB)

    Reply
  18. Christi Swinford Thompson

    Kala and family……..my deepest sympathies to you during this most difficult time. Keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers.

    Reply
  19. Brenda& Joe Burns

    Kayla ,I am so sorry for your loss.Fredna was a sweet lady and friend and loved by all.She will truley be missed.She was a very outgoing lady , that always helped in any way she could. .Thinking of you all! Brenda ( ER Burns) .

    Reply
  20. Dennis and Marie Caldwell

    Kayla,
    We have truly enjoyed knowing your wonderful mother and working with her, Dennis at the hospital and me on Host of Christmas Past Committee. She was very dedicated and loved serving the community. She will be greatly missed by the people she worked with, the community and certainly by you, your daughter and the rest of her family.

    Reply
  21. Debbie Rutledge

    Kala, I am so sorry to learn of your Mom’s passing! I knew from your FB postings she had been ill and I’m so sorry for your loss! She always had a smile on her face and I always enjoyed running in to her and chatting a bit.
    You and your family will be in my prayers.

    Reply
  22. Ann Young

    Kayla I am so sorry to learn of you mom’s death, your family is in my thoughts and prayers.

    Reply

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