October 12, 1916 ~ June 16, 2002

Born in: Warren County, NC,
Resided in: Winterville, GA

Winterville, GA - Elsie Newsom Smith, 85, formerly of Forestdale Drive, Asheville, died Sunday, June 16, 2002 in Georgia.

A native of Warren County, NC, she was the daughter of the late William S. and Bertie Newsom and wife of the late Francis Earl Smith, who died in April 2001. Mrs. Smith was a member of Biltmore Baptist Church.

She is survived by two sons, Bill Smith of Winterville, Ga. and Carlton Smith of Huntsville, Ala.; two sisters, Edelweiss Riggan and Alice Newsom, both of Littleton, NC and two grandchildren, Adam and Nathan Smith.

Funeral services will be held at 3 pm Tuesday in the chapel of Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian conducted by the Rev. Dr. Ian Walker. Burial will follow in Ashelawn Gardens of Memory.

Her family will receive friends from 2 until 3 pm Tuesday at the funeral home.

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  1. Bill, Carlton, please accept my deepest sympathy in the passing of your mother.
    What a LADY. I have missed
    seeing her at church for some time.
    May God give each of you
    a peace that passeth all understanding during this
    difficult time and days ahead.

    Betty Ponder
    Biltmore Baptist Church

  2. Dear Bill and Carlton,

    Jessie and I want both of you to know that we were sad to learn of your mother’s passing.

    Please know that all of you are in our thoughts and prayers.

    It was a pleasure to see all of you at lunch today, and to meet your families.

    We trust that you will have a safe trip home, and please don’t forget us. ome to church when all of you are in town.

    God bless all of you,

    Tommy and Jessie Koontz

  3. Carlton and Bill,I was deeply saddened to learn of the passing of your Mom.Please take peace in knowing her pain is over and she can rest peacefully.She was a super lady.


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