April 5, 1933 ~ June 4, 2010

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

Coyle Fred Smathers, 77, of Candler, died on Friday, June 4, 2010, at his residence. A native of Buncombe Co., Mr. Smathers was a son of the late J.G. and Lilly Cogburn Smathers. He was also preceded in death by his brother, Kettron "K.C." Smathers. Mr. Smathers retired from Asheville Steel, where he worked as a welder. He was a member of the Upper Hominy Fire Dept., and was a member of Mount Pisgah Baptist Church for over 50 years. Mr. Smathers is survived by his wife, Clara Davis Smathers; daughter, Sandra Kaye Smathers, of Candler; son, Richard F. Smathers, of South Carolina; and sisters, Mae Boone, Geraldine Britt and husband Eugene, and Margaret Higgins. A funeral service for Mr. Smathers will be at 2:00 p.m. Sunday at Mount Pisgah Baptist Church with the Revs. Bobby Winebarger and Allen Winebarger officiating. Interment will follow in the church's cemetery. His family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Saturday at Groce Funeral Home on Patton Ave. Flowers are appreciated, or donations may be sent to CarePartners Hospice, P.O. Box 25338, Asheville, NC 28813.

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  1. Flo and I just wanted to say that we are sorry to hear about Coyle. Just remember the home that he has now, not made by human hands. We are going to surprise you one of these Sunday mornings. Mae and Gerry just don’t forget us. The church we go to is so special to us. It makes us feel like we belong there. May God bless the whole family and we hope Curtis is doing good. Tell him for me that I still think of him often. Be sweet until we see you both again, either here on earth or in Heaven.

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  2. Rebecca,Jim,Weston and Cole
    Our heart and our prayers go out to all of you,what a sad day here on earth, but oh what a celebration in Heaven and that your parents who you Rebecca, devoted so much time to are together again and happy, I Love You All! We are here for you if you need anything.

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  3. To Clara and family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. We will miss seeing that workin man across the yard. We love you all and we are just next door when you need us. ‘Granny’ and Family

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  4. My condolences to the entire family. My most recent memory of Mr. Smathers is when I accidentally ‘hit’ the mailboxes in front of his house. He offered help to me and was very nice to me. My father, Virgil has talked about Coyle all through my life. My prayers are with all of you.

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  5. Donnie and I would like to give our condolences in your loss of Coyle. Your family is in our hearts and our prayers. Donnie Davis and Mitzi McCrary

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  6. Clara,
    Sorry to hear about Coyle. He was
    a wonderful person. Always kind words and a smile on his face.
    My thoughts and prayers are with you
    and your family.

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  7. Sorry to hear about your dad. He was a very nice man. We are praying for you and Mom. If you need anything please call.

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