Funeral services for Rhonda Sue Smith Futrell, 42, of Paducah will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at Milner & Orr Funeral Home of Paducah. The Rev. Topper Council will officiate. Burial will follow at Woodlawn Memorial Gardens.
Mrs. Futrell passed away at 2 a.m. Friday, December 31, 2010, at her home.
Rhonda was born May 18, 1968, in Jacksonville, Arkansas, to Larry and Rosanna Stewart Smith. She was a 1987 graduate of Heath High School and a member of Southland Baptist Temple. She was a devoted, loving, giving and caring wife, mother, grandmother, daughter, sister and aunt.
She is survived by her husband, Michael Futrell; parents, Larry and Rosanna Smith of Paducah; a daughter, April Robinson of Paducah; two sons, Tanner and Cameron McElmurry of Paducah; a granddaughter, Ellie Griggs; a sister, Donna King and husband Jeff of Paducah; nephew and niece, Preston and Kristin King; father and mother-in-law, Dwain and Mary Futrell of Boaz; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.
Preceding her in death were her grandparents, Elmo and Mattie Stewart and William O. and Wenell Smith.
Visitation will be this evening from 5 until 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
You may leave a message of sympathy or light a memorial candle at www.milnerandorr.com.
"God saw that she was getting tired, and a cure was not to be, so He puts his arms around her and whispered come with me. With pain-filled hearts and tear-filled eyes, we watched her fade away. Although we loved her dearly we could not make her stay. Lord keep your arms around her and in your loving care. Make up for all she suffered and all that seemed unfair. A golden heart has stopped beating, hard working hands are at rest. God broke our hearts to prove to us He only takes the best."