Beatrice Smith Davis, 89 of Carlisle, AR, departed this earth on March 28, 2013. Beatrice was born on December 22, 1923, in Monroe County. She was one of eight children born unto the union of the late Goldie and Harriet Smith Sr. Beatrice’s world revolved around her only child the late Ernest James Sr. until she married the late Alex Davis Jr. and settled in Carlisle, AR.

Beatrice leaves behind to cherish her memory seven grandchildren, Lora (Timmy) Powell, Neal (Tori) James, Danny (Mary) James, Conya (Gary) Spencer, Reggie (Leigh) James, Ann James-Ricks, and Angelia James; twenty great-grandchildren; six great-great grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

Funeral services will be held at Gateway Fellowship International, 101 Alice Ln., Lonoke, AR., 11:00 a.m., Saturday, April 6, 2013. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service, at the church. Interment will follow at Carlisle Cemetery, Carlisle, Arkansas. Family and friends are welcome to fellowship after the services at the Carlisle Civic Center, 215 S. Court St., Carlisle, AR. Arrangements by: Ruffin & Jarrett Funeral Home, 1200 S. Chester St. LR (501) 372-1305.