November 23, 1939 ~ December 30, 2018

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

Sarah Ann Stevens, 79, of 384 North Turkey Creek Road, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Sunday, December 30, 2018, at the CarePartners Solace Center. A native of Buncombe County, Mrs. Stevens was a daughter of the late Clinton and Bessie Smith. She was also preceded in death by a brother, Jack Smith, and a great-granddaughter Adley Gerhardt. Mrs. Stevens was a faithful member of Beulah Baptist Church where she served as church clerk and sang in the choir until her health declined. She worked many years at Feed Seed Supply. She enjoyed working in her flower garden, enjoyed Southern gospel music and was a member of the Smith Family Singers. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother who loved her family dearly. Mrs. Stevens is survived by her husband of 61 years, Joe Stevens; two children and their spouses, Danny and Penny Stevens and Diana and Howell Pegg; four grandchildren, Shelley Stevens, Lindsey Gerhardt (Drew), Brian Pegg (Shelby) and Michael Pegg; three great-grandchildren, Jaden, Asher, and Kamden; two brothers, Ronnie Smith (Dorothy) and Rev. Bobby Smith (Sharon); three sisters, Marlene Weaver, Linda Brooks (Mack) and Ruby Wolfe (Earl); sister-in-law, Betty Smith and several nieces and nephews. A celebration service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 2, at Beulah Baptist Church with the Rev. Bobby Smith (brother) and the Rev. Ricky Wolfe (nephew) officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Her family will receive friends from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday at Groce Funeral Home, Patton Avenue. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to CarePartners Hospice, PO Box 25338, Asheville, NC 28813, or to Beulah Baptist Church, 373 North Turkey Creek Road, Leicester, NC 28748.

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  1. Joe & Family, so sorry to hear of your loss, Sara was one of the finest Ladies I know, she will be dearly missed, I pray you can find comfort in your memories! Prayers for all of you. Lois McFarland

  2. So sorry to hear about the passing of your very dear loved one. A super nice and sweet lady. May ‘The God of All Comfort’? be near each and everyone of the family now and in the weeks to come. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Jimmie and Shirley Fender

  3. Have always had a great respect for the Smith Family. So sorry to all of you of your sister and to her husband, children & grandchildren.God always gets us through these times of loss with His promise that as Christians we will see them again. Much love and prayers for you all.

  4. I am so sorry for your loss I can say I am certainly blessed to know her and the rest of the family. I am sure she is singing in Heavens choir it needed another angel. Our prayers are with you

  5. Joe and family, we are sorry for your loss. Sarah Ann was a caring and loving person to whom we loved and will miss. To have had 61 years of precious memories is a monumental thing. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

  6. We are so sorry to hear about your loss, we pray God’s peace and comfort would surround you and your family during this difficult time.

  7. Prayers for the family and their loss. But I know there is sweet peace and comfort knowing Sarah’s healing has finally come. God is Good!

  8. Be assured of our prayers as we ask the God of all comfort to continue to give you His peace that passes all understanding.


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