June 1, 1912 ~ December 13, 2004

Born in: Buncombe Co.,
Resided in: Candler, NC

Annie I. Jackson Smith, 92, of Candler, went to be with the Lord, Monday, December 13, 2004, at Pisgah Manor Nursing Center. A native of Buncombe County she was the daughter of the late Andrew and Lillie Allen Jackson. She was married to Troy W. Smith, Sr., who died in 1974, and she was a charter member of Beaverdam Freewill Baptist Church. She is survived by four daughters and their husbands, Claudine and Jimmy Reese of Candler, Peggy and Howard King of Leicester, Debbie Henson of Candler and Clara Herron of Candler; three sons and their wives, Jackson and Carolyn Smith of Mill Springs, Troy Smith, Jr. and Bobbie of Nebo and Roy and Sue Smith of Candler; twenty-one grandchildren, forty-four great-grandchildren and eight great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m. Thursday at Beaverdam Freewill Baptist Church with the Revs. Tommy Crowe, Robert L. Jackson and Robert E. Harris officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Her family will receive friends from 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. Wednesday at Groce Funeral Home on Patton Avenue.

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  1. There are alot of memories I have of my Granny. My first ones are when my Papaw was still alive. Papaw would try to give me, Deanna, and Teri whippings with a hickory and we would get between Granny and the sink and Granny wouldn’t let Papaw get us. I remember playing Jack in the Bush with pennies at the table with Granny and some game where she would throw a wet washrag in our face and she would just laugh. I remember Granny singing a lot when she was out working in her flower garden. I have a lot of fond memories of my Granny but the thing I’ll remember most about her is her close relationship with the Lord. When I was young and I would slip and say something that I knew I wasn’t supposed to, Granny would say, ‘Honey, the Lord don’t like you talking and acting like that.’ Granny always talked about Jesus and sang and said Bible verses. Even when she was in the hospital, she would quote, This is the day that the Lord has made. Let us rejoice and be glad in it.- I am comforted by the fact that my Granny is in Heaven with Jesus and one day we will all be able to see her again.–I love you Granny!!

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  2. we are sorry about the passing of your Mom. She is a very special person and will be sadly missed. We are thinking of you in your time of sorrow. Mom is in heaven with a smile on her face. Your friends and co-workers and Advantage Home Care.

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  3. There are so many good memories to think about that it would be impossible to name them all. She has fulfilled her time on earth and gone on to be with Jesus. To be absent from the body, is to be present with the Lord, the Bible tells us. I love all of you and pray that God will give you comfort in your hour of need. Bonnie

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  4. Bob and I would like to extend our deepest sympathy to you and your family during this time. Our prayers are with you asking that He will comfort and encourage you. I only meet Mrs. Smith one time, but I enjoyed so much talking about the Lord with her, and about her granddaughter Angela (who is our daughter-in-law.)

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  5. Sorry for your loss of a loved one. You are included in our prayers.

    Brad, Sabrina, Paige and Peyton Gevedon

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  6. We pray that God will wrap His arms around you and comfort you until you meet your loved one again.

    — The staff of the Tryon Daily Bulletin

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  7. Granny, I’m so glad we were able to visit you one last time in October — so glad you were able to see two of your little great-grandchildren in person. My Andrew is named after your Dad — Andrew Jacob Lundberg after Andrew Jacob Jackson. I loved you so much. I’m glad you’re at piece with the Lord.
    Love, Sharon

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  8. Granny, I’m so glad we were able to visit you one last time in October — so glad you were able to see two of your little great-grandchildren in person, Allie & Andrew. My Andrew is named after your Dad — Andrew Jacob Lundberg after Andrew Jacob Jackson. I loved you so much. I remember Easters and Christmases at your house – playing in the barn and climbing the pink dogwood and black cherry trees. We’d eat black cherries until we were sick! I remember: playing baby calves and licking up oatmeal out of saucers in the floor; your wishbooks and cutting up strings of paperdolls; you and Papaw singing ‘I’ll Fly Away’. I’m glad you’re at piece with the Lord.
    Love, Sharon

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  9. Dearest Family, Annie was a wonderful mother-in-law. Even as she aged and was unable to get out, she frequently inquired about my well being and that of my family. Before we came to NM, I attempted to call her and now I know that she was no longer at home. Annie was a shining light over Beaverdam and the rest of WNC, and that light will be missed by so very many of us. God Bless each of you. You are a blessing to me. Give each other a hug for me.

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  10. annie was spiecal .if anyone was ill she would be there to lend hand ,you could hear her in her yard singing my mom was sick alot annie would bring flowers .you never forget things like that growing up she would tell you what she thought about what you where doing wrong weather you liked it or not she diddnt tell you anything wrong world will be sadder place annie went home god be with you all

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  11. I am so sorry to hear Annie has
    left us. I knew something was
    wrong when she did not call me on
    birthday the 7th. She always
    called. She was a dear woman and
    I always enjoyed visiting her. I
    love all of you and you are in my
    prayers.

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  12. Peggy, I am so sorry for the loss of your mother. But we all know that it is coming to each and everyone of us in the future. I know she will be greatly missed but we all know that she is in a much better place with no more suffering and pain. My thoughts and prayers are with you and all the family during this time of sorrow.

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  13. My heartfelt sympathy go out to the family and especially to my Aunt Claudine and Uncle Jimmy. May God bless you in your time of sorrow. Sincerely, Dennis

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