Martha Frady Smith

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Martha Frady Smith passed away Wednesday morning in Myrtle Beach, SC. Born in Asheville in 1922 she was preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Ethel Frady; her beloved husband, Robert; sisters, Julia McMahan, Ruth Riggins and brothers Glenn Frady and Claude Frady. She is survived by her son, Steve, of Myrtle Beach; John and Nancy Riggins of Asheville and several very special nieces and nephews. Martha was a charter member of Biltmore Baptist Church and was employed for many years at Wachovia Bank. A service will be held 11:00 AM Saturday in the chapel of Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian with the Reverend Dr. Ian Walker officiating. Interment will follow at New Salem Cemetery. The family will receive friends for one hour prior to the service. Memorials may be made to Susan G. Komen for the Cure, 505 East Blvd., Suite 101, Charlotte, NC 28203.

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  1. Martha’s Family, Martha was working for the Buncome County Draft Board when I went into sevice in WW II and we worked together for many years at Wachovia before I was transferred to the Charlotte Office in 1962. In life we are never ready to give up our loved ones. The only comfort has to come from our Faith in the Sovereignty of God and the manifested concern of caring friends. We are thinking of you. Joe and Zunita Clark

  2. Steve, We are so sorry for your loss. We hope it helps to know that we are thinking of you and keeping you in our prayers.

  3. Steve, we are so sorry to learn about your Mom. As you know, we worked together at the bank for many years. Martha was a good friend and I treasure all those years at the bank. We send our deepest sympathy Cecil & Kathy Tallent

  4. Steve, Nancy & John I am so sorry for your loss, I haven’t seen Aunt Martha in many years, but have fond memories from when I was a child- when I would drive by the house on one of my short visits to Asheville to see my dad (Louis)I would just smile at a quick memory. I hope you are doing well, Aunt Martha is in heaven with my Mom now, they will have a blast catching up.

  5. Steve, you may not even know me, but I am sending deepest sympathy thoughts from Linda, Edwina and Betty Ponder. I think we were distantly related to your Mother. You will be in our thoughts and prayers during the difficult days ahead. She was a fine LADY and loved by many people.
    May God give you a peace that only HE can give.
    With deepest sympathy.
    Betty Ponder

  6. Steve, I was so sorry to hear about your Mother. I loved to see her at church and get my hugs from her on Sunday mornings. I know we can take comfort in knowing she is resting in heaven. God Bless you.

  7. Steve,

    Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.

    We remember your Mother as far back as the Church on Summit St. She was a great lady and we shall miss her very much.

    God bless you in the days to come.

    Tommy and Jessie Koontz

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