September 19, 1915 ~ June 1, 2010

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

Hattie Velma Smith, 94, of Dogwood Rd., Candler, died on Tuesday, June 1, 2010. A native of Buncombe Co., Mrs. Smith was a daughter of the late Lang and Etta McElrath Rich. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Dallas H. Smith, who died in 1982; sister, Demia Gevedon; and brothers, Arthur, Homer, and Avery Rich. Mrs. Smith was a member of Pole Creek Baptist Church. She is survived by her daughter, JoAnn Sluder; sons, Jack Smith and wife Judy, Larry Smith and wife Elizabeth, and Garry Smith; daughter-in-law, Ann Smith; brother, Lloyd Rich; nine grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren, and sixo great-great-grandchildren. A funeral service for Mrs. Smith will be held at 2:00 p.m. Friday at the Groce Funeral Home chapel on Patton Ave. with the Revs. Dennis Thurman and Virgil Holloway officiating. Interment will follow at Hice Hill Cemetery. Her family will receive friends from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

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  1. Diane Sluder and Larry Smith & Family,

    We are so sorry for your loss. We know how special Mrs. Smith was to you and that she will be missed. You are in our thoughts and prayers.


    Your co-workers and friends from the Alan H. Shaw Company, Asheville, NC.

  2. To the entire Smith family – Nanny was a very special lady. She will be missed by so many who loved her so much! I’ll never forget Christmases at her house. Those were special times! I have lots of fond memories and will treasure them all! You are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time! I love you all!

  3. We are saddened by the loss of our Aunt Hattie. But glad to know that she is in the hands of God, and being well taken care of. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her, or ever crossed her way. We love the Smith family and are there for you all if needed.

  4. Larry, I never had the pleasure of meeting your Mom, but knowing what a good person and Boss you are to my son, she had to have been a beautiful person. Please know that you and the family are in my prayers.

  5. Aunt Hattie, you were always someone special in my life as I came into the Rich/Gevedon family at the age of 16. You and Uncle Dallas just loved me into your family and that meant so much to me. I will miss you dearly, but your memories will always bring a smile to my face. Thank you for loving me just the way I am.

  6. We will miss you Grandma Hattie.
    You will always be beautiful memories and kind words in our hearts & minds. Father God bless the family & lift them up. We love & miss you very much.
    Dallas, Tina & family

  7. To the family of Mrs. Smith; I was saddened to read of Mrs. Smith’s passing. I knew her from when she brought her pets into Candler Veterinary Clinic,where I work. She always brightened my day whenever she came in; a truly sweet lady! Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers.


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