Smith, Gladys Buchanan
Gladys Buchanan Smith

MARION - Mrs. Gladys Buchanan Smith, 77, died Friday, May 16, 2003, at her residence.

Born November 28, 1925 in Mitchell County, she was the daughter of the late Romie F. And Bessie Silver Buchanan.

She was a member of West Court Baptist Church for 45 years and was a retired dietary supervisor from Broughton Hospital. She was also a homemaker and attended the McDowell Senior Center.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Earsel Smith; a son, Richard Earl Smith and great-grandson Bradley Scott Martin.

Survivors include daughters, JoAnn Moody and Sandra Goforth, both of Marion, and Shelby Sigmon of Cornelius; a brother, Frank Buchanan of Maggie Valley; sisters, Ruth Ledford of Spruce Pine, Dorothy Smith and Mae Smith, both of Marion; a special friend, Morris Wilkerson of Marion; 10 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. today at West Court Baptist Church with the Reverend Reid Cooper officiating. Burial will follow in the West Court Baptist Church Cemetery.

  George Silver Sr. ->
    George Silver Jr. ->
      Rev. Jacob Silver ->
        Alfred Leonard Silver ->
          Levi Deweese Silver ->
            Lewis Perry Silver ->
              Bessie Silver m. Romie F. Buchanan ->
                Gladys Buchanan m. Earsel Smith

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Transcriber: John (James) Silver

Last updated 8/12/2003 Barney Kaufman