Obituaries

Elberta Hill Forrest
B: 1922-12-19
D: 2021-05-28
View Details
Forrest, Elberta Hill
Henry Lee Humbert, Sr.
B: 1933-02-10
D: 2021-05-26
View Details
Humbert, Sr. , Henry Lee
Mary Ellen Stringfellow
B: 1948-09-21
D: 2021-05-20
View Details
Stringfellow, Mary Ellen
Jeffery Manning "Jeff" Cingolani
B: 1960-04-02
D: 2021-05-17
View Details
Cingolani, Jeffery Manning "Jeff"
Flora Belle Smith Stepherson-Hemingway
B: 1927-02-10
D: 2021-05-11
View Details
Stepherson-Hemingway, Flora Belle Smith
Fred Beatty
B: 1938-01-26
D: 2021-05-11
View Details
Beatty, Fred
David Wohlgemuth
B: 1937-02-21
D: 2021-05-01
View Details
Wohlgemuth, David
Aletha Faye Flowers
B: 1943-04-23
D: 2021-04-14
View Details
Flowers, Aletha Faye
Gary Alan Wilson
B: 1956-07-29
D: 2021-04-11
View Details
Wilson, Gary Alan
Barbara Jones
B: 1946-11-06
D: 2021-04-06
View Details
Jones, Barbara
Mary Barnett
B: 1939-10-23
D: 2021-04-02
View Details
Barnett, Mary
Mary Joan Beegle
B: 1936-05-10
D: 2021-03-31
View Details
Beegle, Mary Joan
Drewlene Betty Parnell Baker
B: 1934-03-04
D: 2021-03-28
View Details
Baker, Drewlene Betty Parnell
Hendrix Earl "Henny" Crabtree
B: 1925-07-05
D: 2021-03-27
View Details
Crabtree, Hendrix Earl "Henny"
Donald Edwin Reeves
B: 1958-07-13
D: 2021-03-24
View Details
Reeves, Donald Edwin
Herman Harmon
B: 1932-08-03
D: 2021-03-23
View Details
Harmon, Herman
John Peter Mulligan
B: 1960-02-22
D: 2021-03-18
View Details
Mulligan , John Peter
Edward Dee "JR" Lamb, Jr.
B: 1988-03-16
D: 2021-03-18
View Details
Lamb, Jr., Edward Dee "JR"
Joseph Willard "Joe" Lawson
B: 1933-09-03
D: 2021-03-13
View Details
Lawson, Joseph Willard "Joe"
Martha Elizabeth Bittle
B: 1922-12-22
D: 2021-03-04
View Details
Bittle, Martha Elizabeth
June Duncan
B: 1926-10-02
D: 2021-02-26
View Details
Duncan, June

Search

Use the form above to find your loved one. You can search using the name of your loved one, or any family name for current or past services entrusted to our firm.

Click here to view all obituaries
Search Obituaries
P.O. Box 319, 101 N. Second Street
McGehee, AR 71654
Phone: (870) 222-3232
Fax: (870) 222-4801
Flora Belle Smith Stepherson-Hemingway

Flora Belle Smith Stepherson-Hemingway

Thursday, February 10th, 1927 - Tuesday, May 11th, 2021
Recommend this to your friends.
Share via:

Sign in to the Family Interactive Login

The Family Interactive feature enhances An Amazing Life. Authorized family members can securely access their loved one's memorial website settings at any time.

Share Book of Memories with a Friend

Please enter the name and email details so that we can send your friend a link to the online tribute. No names or addresses will be collected by using this service.

Email Sent

Your email has been sent.

To share your memory on the wall of Flora Belle Smith Stepherson-Hemingway, sign in using one of the following options:

Sign in with Facebook

OR

Sign in with your email address

Your condolence has been posted successfully

Provide comfort for the family by sending flowers or planting a tree in memory of Flora Belle Smith Stepherson-Hemingway

No Thanks

Contact Funeral Home

Please enter your question or comment below:

Email Sent

Your email has been sent.

Flora Belle Smith's Tribute Fund


  •  Full Name
  •  Initials
  •  Anonymous
By continuing, you agree with the terms and privacy policy.

Flora Belle Smith's Tribute Fund

There may be a delay while processing. Please do not click the back button or refresh while a payment is processing.
Send Flowers
Guaranteed hand delivery by a local florist

Obituary

Flora Belle Smith Stepherson Hemingway, 94 of McGehee, AR went to be with the Lord on May 11, 2021. She was born February 10, 1927 in McGehee. Flora Belle was preceded in death by her mother Hazel Hampton Cantrell, father Ray Smith and wonderful step-father who raised her Thomas Cantrell. As well as her parents Flora Belle was preceded in death by her husband of 47 years Berlin “Steve” Stepherson and then later in life by a wonderful second husband, Milton “Hot” Hemingway.

In 1945 Flora Belle fabricated her age so that she could enlist in the Waves to do her part to support the USA in WWII. This was typical of her outgoing spirit. If a job needed done, she was ready. Flora Belle worked for Buren Sharpe Building Materials until she retired. Flora Belle was affectionately known as Gran to everyone who knew her and spent her spare time and most of her days in her beloved sewing room. Gran was known for her French handsewing as well as making dance costumes, wedding dresses, prom dresses or just about anything else that she set her mind to. Whenever something needed fixed Gran was the “go to” person.

Gran loved to visit with anyone who would listen and loved the Lord with her whole heart. Flora Belle was life long member of First Baptist Church in McGehee and sang in the choir for many years.

Flora Belle is survived by her son, Tommy (Sandy) Stepherson of Little Rock and daughter Marjorie (Chuck) Day of McGehee; 4 Grand daughters, Camille (Aaron) Keller of Little Rock, Courtney (Danny) Ditmanson of Farmington, Mallory (Michael) Hyatt of McGehee, Sarah (Schantz) Red and 9 Great-grandchildren, Kemp and Cameron Keller, Dayne and Anna Belle Ditmanson, Hazel and Henry Hyatt, Steven, Whitleigh, and Avery Red.

Visitation will be held from 5-7 Thursday, May 13, 2021, at Griffin-Culpepper Funeral Service in McGehee, AR. Funeral Service will be held at the McGehee First Baptist Church Friday, May 14, 2021 at 10:30 with Bro. David Brown and Bro. Rick Miller officiating. Burial will be held at the McGehee Cemetery.

Pallbearers include Aaron Keller, Danny Ditmanson, Michael Hyatt, Schantz Red, Stephen Day, Dustin Day, Kemp Keller, Cameron Keller, and Dayne Ditmanson.

Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 133, McGehee, Arkansas 71654.
Read Less

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Flora Belle Smith Stepherson-Hemingway, please visit our Heartfelt Sympathies Store.

Service Details

  • Visitation

    Thursday, May 13th, 2021 | 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    When
    Thursday, May 13th, 2021 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    Location
    Griffin-Culpepper Funeral Service MC
    Address
    101 N. 2nd St.
    McGehee, AR 71654
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Friday, May 14th, 2021 | 10:30am
    When
    Friday, May 14th, 2021 10:30am
    Location
    First Baptist Church
    Address
    312 W Seamans Dr
    McGehee, AR 71654
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Officiant
    Rev. David Brown
    Co-Celebrant
    Rev. Rick Miller
  • Interment

    Location
    McGehee Cemetery
    Address
    Crooked Bayou Rd
    McGehee, AR 71654
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email

Condolences

We encourage you to share your most beloved memories of Flora Belle Smith here, so that the family and other loved ones can always see it. You can upload cherished photographs, or share your favorite stories, and can even comment on those shared by others.

Private Condolence
Flowers
Provide comfort for the family of Flora Belle Smith Stepherson-Hemingway by sending flowers.
Guaranteed hand delivery by a local florist
MG

Margaret Shook Gravolet

Posted at 11:11am
Marjorie,
I was saddened to hear of your Mother's death - she was such a sweet, dear Lady! You and your family are in my prayers.
Margaret
DZ

Diane Zook

Posted at 09:17am
May the love of God and prayers of friends give you comfort. Randy and Diane Zook
TC

Tamara Cuthbertson

Posted at 12:37am
Tommy and Marjorie, What a delightful lady Mrs. Flora Belle was! She always had a big smile on her face and a pleasant greeting. I know you both along with your families will miss her terribly but take comfort that you will see her again some day in Heaven.
"Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of His Saints." Psalms 116:15

In Christ Love,
Tamara Tedder Cuthbertson
 
EJ

Ellen Johnson Posted at 09:08am

Only good memories of Flora Belle. Talented and gracious, she was a friend to all. One of my favorite memories is when her dear mother, Hazel Cantrell, was giving her acceptance speech for the Woman of the Year Honor at the annual McGehee Chamber of Commerce banquet (probably around 1988?) She mentioned the month, day and year of Flora Belle's birth. The entire audience stood and cheered. Flora Belle, of course, ever gracious, laughingly replied to all the good natured teasing with "y'all didn't know I was that young?" Truly beloved by all who knew her because to know her was to love her. Rest in peace, Precious Friend..
Loading...

Photos & Videos

Photo Album

Upload up to 10 images at a time, max 8MB each