Mailene P. Smith
September 23, 1924 -
August 16, 2013

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Memorial service for Mrs. Mailene P. Smith, age 88 of Fayetteville, will be conducted Sunday, August 18, 2013 at 2:00 pm at Higgins Funeral Home with Rev. Van Johnson and Rev. Tim Smith officiating. Mrs. Smith passed away Friday evening at Lincoln Medical Center.

A native of Lincoln County, she was the daughter of the late Carl L. and Bess Conaway Parks. She worked for Jonathan Logan and was a member of the Fayetteville First Baptist Church.

Survivors include her daughter Carla Doss and husband Ronnie of Petersburg, grandchildren Stephen Fitzsimmons and wife Megan of Memphis, Chris Doss of Lewisburg, Cathy Patterson of Petersburg, great grandchildren Colin Fitzsimmons of Memphis, Houston Welch and Dee Wells both of Petersburg. Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Harold Smith and brother Carl L. Parks, Jr.

Visitation with the family will be Sunday from 1 until 2 pm at Higgins Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Lincoln Medical Center Home Health and Hospice, Alzheimer’s Association or the church of your choice.

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18 Comments

  1. Karen Dickey Jones

    Carla, I was so sad to hear about Aunt Mailene, and sorry that I couldn’t attend the funeral. She was such a sweet lady, and such a good friend to Mother. (In fact, it was Aunt Mailene that introduced Mother to First Baptist Church.) I know you miss her.

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  2. Diane Ramsey Lewis

    Carla and Family – You’re in our thoughts and prayers! Aunt Mailene was always such a pleasure to be around and she will be missed. Sorry I couldn’t be there. Carla, hold on to those sweet memories of your wonderful Mother! Love to All! Diane

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  3. Peggy G. Bevels

    Sending my deepest sympathy to all the family. You’re in my heart and in my prayers.
    God Bless,
    Peggy Bevels

    Reply
  4. Mike and Judy McLeod

    Dear Carla and Ronnie,

    You are in our thoughts and prayers.

    Reply
  5. Mike and Judy McLeod

    Dear Carla and Ronnie,
    Please know that as we hold you in our hearts and prayers, God holds you in His Hands.

    Reply
  6. Tommy and Barbara Seals

    Carla,

    So sorry to hear about your loss. Please know that we are thinking about you during this time and sending prayers your way. May God comfort you.

    Reply
  7. David W.Smith

    Carla and Family

    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this sad and difficult time.
    I always enjoyed seeing your mother and that big beautiful smile.Such a sweet sweet lady.Praying for you today. DS

    Reply
  8. Floyd and Imogene Cartwright

    Carla and family we are sad to learn of the loss of your wonderful mother. Have known her for so many years we will all miss her so much. She was a sweet and caring person, please know others care and you will all be in our thoughts and prayers !!

    God Bless,
    Floyd and Imogene

    Reply
  9. Betty Lou Maddox Dunivan

    I’m so sorry to read of Mailene’s death. She was so much fun to be around and I very fond memories of her. I know it’s hard to lose a Mother. However, God got an angel when he got her. My prayers are with you all. Love ya’ll!

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  10. Carolyn Brooks

    Carla, I’m so sorry to hear of Mailene’s death. I know she has had a difficult time and so have you. You and Stephen have been her pride and joy. Enjoy your happy memories. Know you’re in my thoughts and prayers –
    Love, Carolyn

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  11. Glenice (Cyree) Lane

    Carla, I’m so sorry for your loss. Please know that I’m praying for peace and comfort for you and your family.

    Glenice

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  12. Glenice (Cyree) Lane

    Carla, I’m so sorry for your loss. Please know that I’m praying for peace and comfort for you and your family.

    Glenice

    Reply
  13. jo dean counts

    Prayers for you and your family,Carla. May you find peace in your memories of your sweet Mother.

    Reply
  14. Freda Kinser Blair

    Dear Carla,

    So sorry to hear about your mother. Please know that I am thinking about you and sending prayers your way. Love, Freda and family

    Reply
  15. Cindy Harwell

    I loved this woman. She has been a part of The Hair Co family for as long as I can remember. Denise did her hair probably longer than I know. I also had the honor of having her in my faith family. Prayers go out to the family and friends that knew and loved her as I have.

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  16. Ann Hopkins

    So sorry to hear about Mailene. She and mother (Mildred Ramsey) visited and enjoyed each others company.

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  17. Kathy Talley

    Carla and family…

    I am sorry to hear of Mailene. I thought so much of her as did Mother over the years when they both attended and worked at the American Legion for all the veterans.

    She was a delight to be around and Mother treasured her friendship while she herself was living.

    You will be in my thoughts and prayers and to Stephen. Whereever your life leads you as an adult you can always remember how proud your Mother was of you as her grandson; for I remember the joy she had the day you were born.

    May you all have solace in knowing that she loved you and that now she has gone to her final resting place and will be blessed. Another angel has joined the heavenly choir.
    Kathy Talley

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  18. Carol Kidd Hammons

    When I saw the name Mailene Smith, I knew it sounded very familiar. Then when I saw that Mrs. Smith had work at Jonathan Logan, I knew why it sounded familiar. My mother (Avis Kidd) also worked at Jonathan Logan for many years. Mother died in 1988, and I still miss her so much. Praying for your family that God will surround you with comfort and peace during this difficult time.

    Reply

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18 Comments

  1. Karen Dickey Jones

    Carla, I was so sad to hear about Aunt Mailene, and sorry that I couldn’t attend the funeral. She was such a sweet lady, and such a good friend to Mother. (In fact, it was Aunt Mailene that introduced Mother to First Baptist Church.) I know you miss her.

    Reply
  2. Diane Ramsey Lewis

    Carla and Family – You’re in our thoughts and prayers! Aunt Mailene was always such a pleasure to be around and she will be missed. Sorry I couldn’t be there. Carla, hold on to those sweet memories of your wonderful Mother! Love to All! Diane

    Reply
  3. Peggy G. Bevels

    Sending my deepest sympathy to all the family. You’re in my heart and in my prayers.
    God Bless,
    Peggy Bevels

    Reply
  4. Mike and Judy McLeod

    Dear Carla and Ronnie,

    You are in our thoughts and prayers.

    Reply
  5. Mike and Judy McLeod

    Dear Carla and Ronnie,
    Please know that as we hold you in our hearts and prayers, God holds you in His Hands.

    Reply
  6. Tommy and Barbara Seals

    Carla,

    So sorry to hear about your loss. Please know that we are thinking about you during this time and sending prayers your way. May God comfort you.

    Reply
  7. David W.Smith

    Carla and Family

    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this sad and difficult time.
    I always enjoyed seeing your mother and that big beautiful smile.Such a sweet sweet lady.Praying for you today. DS

    Reply
  8. Floyd and Imogene Cartwright

    Carla and family we are sad to learn of the loss of your wonderful mother. Have known her for so many years we will all miss her so much. She was a sweet and caring person, please know others care and you will all be in our thoughts and prayers !!

    God Bless,
    Floyd and Imogene

    Reply
  9. Betty Lou Maddox Dunivan

    I’m so sorry to read of Mailene’s death. She was so much fun to be around and I very fond memories of her. I know it’s hard to lose a Mother. However, God got an angel when he got her. My prayers are with you all. Love ya’ll!

    Reply
  10. Carolyn Brooks

    Carla, I’m so sorry to hear of Mailene’s death. I know she has had a difficult time and so have you. You and Stephen have been her pride and joy. Enjoy your happy memories. Know you’re in my thoughts and prayers –
    Love, Carolyn

    Reply
  11. Glenice (Cyree) Lane

    Carla, I’m so sorry for your loss. Please know that I’m praying for peace and comfort for you and your family.

    Glenice

    Reply
  12. Glenice (Cyree) Lane

    Carla, I’m so sorry for your loss. Please know that I’m praying for peace and comfort for you and your family.

    Glenice

    Reply
  13. jo dean counts

    Prayers for you and your family,Carla. May you find peace in your memories of your sweet Mother.

    Reply
  14. Freda Kinser Blair

    Dear Carla,

    So sorry to hear about your mother. Please know that I am thinking about you and sending prayers your way. Love, Freda and family

    Reply
  15. Cindy Harwell

    I loved this woman. She has been a part of The Hair Co family for as long as I can remember. Denise did her hair probably longer than I know. I also had the honor of having her in my faith family. Prayers go out to the family and friends that knew and loved her as I have.

    Reply
  16. Ann Hopkins

    So sorry to hear about Mailene. She and mother (Mildred Ramsey) visited and enjoyed each others company.

    Reply
  17. Kathy Talley

    Carla and family…

    I am sorry to hear of Mailene. I thought so much of her as did Mother over the years when they both attended and worked at the American Legion for all the veterans.

    She was a delight to be around and Mother treasured her friendship while she herself was living.

    You will be in my thoughts and prayers and to Stephen. Whereever your life leads you as an adult you can always remember how proud your Mother was of you as her grandson; for I remember the joy she had the day you were born.

    May you all have solace in knowing that she loved you and that now she has gone to her final resting place and will be blessed. Another angel has joined the heavenly choir.
    Kathy Talley

    Reply
  18. Carol Kidd Hammons

    When I saw the name Mailene Smith, I knew it sounded very familiar. Then when I saw that Mrs. Smith had work at Jonathan Logan, I knew why it sounded familiar. My mother (Avis Kidd) also worked at Jonathan Logan for many years. Mother died in 1988, and I still miss her so much. Praying for your family that God will surround you with comfort and peace during this difficult time.

    Reply

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