Gail Anne Smith passed from this life on May 3,2022 at Cox Medical Center in Branson, Missouri. Gail was born on October 28, 1968 in Spring Valley, New York to Louis and Alice (Sillings) Ragland. She attended her first few years of school in New York before her family moved to Marshall, Arkansas. There she grew up in the country enjoying summers farming vegetables and
strawberries with her dad.
On one of those summer days when Gail was a teenager at Long Creek she met Kenny and after their courtship they were married in 1985. The couple had a daughter and two grandchildren whom were dearly loved. Over the years Gail worked sewing collars at Flintrock and ZacBac where she made many lasting friendships. She was a kind spirit and had a beautiful smile.
Gail is preceded in death by her grandparents; Hudson and Sally Sillings, Edgar and Myrtle Ragland; her parents Louis and Alice Ragland; and one niece Allison Baker. She is survived by her husband of 37 years, Kenny Smith, daughter Erica Smith, grandchildren Lorelei Smith and Axel Bonds; siblings Trish Jackson, Kathy Jackson (James), Jackie Horton (James),
Jeannie Davis (Ken), Rebecca Massey (Jamie), Sally Ragland, Susan Baker (James), Joan Rea (Todd), Joseph Ragland (Michele), Lisa Ragland, Amanda Cox, and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends that mourn her passing. Gail's family will honor her memory in a private gathering at a later date.
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