Heston Matthews of Smithville died Sunday, December 25, 2011 at his residence. He was 84 years old.
He was born May 9, 1927 in Smithville to the late Thomas Monroe & Martha Susan Winters Matthews. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a nephew, Tommy David Matthews.
He served on the Board of the Bank of Cave City, he was a member of Smithville United Methodist Church, and served his country in World War II in the Army.
He is survived by a brother Ancel Matthews and wife Lucille of Imboden; three nieces, Ann Sutton of Pocahontas, Susan Taylor of Smithville, and Cindy Price of Paragould. Other relatives and friends also survive him.
The family will receive friends Wednesday from 12:00 to 1:00 at the Smithville United Methodist Church with services following at 1:00 with Bob McMillion officiating. Burial will follow at Smithville Cemetery.  Honored to serve as pallbearers are Harold Foley, Bobby Justice, Ben Foley, Danny Foley, Clint Burrow and David McAnally. Honorary Pallbearers are Dwight Redus, Basil Thacker, Cecil Balentine, Tom Goff and Roger Helms. 
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Higginbotham Funeral Service of Walnut Ridge. Online guest book at www.higginbothamfuneralservice.com