Smith, Edith McKinney (2008)

Obituary of Edith McKinney Smith ~ 2008

Transcribed by Joseph Cook

Mrs. Edith McKinney Smith, age 83 of Marion passed away Tuesday August 26, 2008 at Mountain Ridge Wellness Center. A native of McDowell County, Mrs. Smith was born May 27, 1925 and was the daughter of the late Grady McKinney and Alma Leigh Lowery McKinney. She was employed at North Cove Ski Shop. She was an outgoing person who loved flowers. Her family was her life and she was a friend to all.

Left to cherish Mrs. Smith’s memory are her husband Alvin C. Smith, of Marion; two sons: Richard D. Smith and wife Alma and Robert (Petey) Smith and wife Louise, all of Marion; eight grandchildren and thirteen great grandchildren.

A funeral service was held Thursday August 28, 2008 at 6:30 p.m. in Westmoreland Chapel. The family received friends one hour prior to the service from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. at the funeral home. Interment was in Biddix Family Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to American Cancer Society 120 Executive Park Asheville, NC 28801. An online register is available under OBITUARIES at

The News Bulletin of McDowell County, Wednesday September 3, 2008 Volume 14 # 35