Ellen Smith, 97, died Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013.

She was born Oct. 23,1915.

Survivors include two daughters, Elizabeth Dugal and Jennifer Baker; two grandchildren and five great grandchildren.

Preceding her in death was her husband, Archie Smith; seven brothers, J.J. Byers, Earnest Byers, Orie Byers, Olin Byers, Derrel Byers, Howell Byers and Herbert Byers; and a sister, Bertha Barr.

She was a Christian and participated in the church at New Hope and Shover Springs as a Sunday school teacher, Girls Auxiliary leader and church secretary. She owned her own service station and worked as a cosmetologist and bookkeeper.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Herndon-Pharr Funeral Home in Hope.

Funeral will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday in Shover Springs Baptist Church with Bro. Eric Barbaree and Bro. Larry Byers officiating, interment will be in Shover Springs Cemetery under the direction of Herndon-Pharr Funeral Home.

Published: 01/22/2013