Mary Mae (Hall) Smith, age 81, of Maysville, W.Va., passed away Monday, March 28, 2016 at her residence in Maysville, W.Va.[private]
She was born March 8, 1935 in Maysville, W.Va. and was the daughter of the late Thomas Andrew Hall and Elsie Katherine (Strawderman) Hall.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Ralph J. Hall and Glen L. Hall. She was the last member of her immediate family.
Mary’s greatest pride was being a mom. In later years she retired from Hester Industries in Moorefield, W.Va. and was a lifetime member of Grace Lutheran Church where she served as organist during her high school years before her marriage, and during late 70’s and early 80’s.
Mrs. Smith is survived by her husband of 62 years, Carl O. Smith, Sr.; four sons, Carl O. Smith Jr. and wife Laura of Severn, Md., Edward A. Smith and Debbee of Bellview, Fla., Duane W. Smith and wife Yong of Peoria, Ariz. and Donald J. Smith and wife, Susie of Hedgesville, W.Va.; two daughters, Donna Smith Groves and husband Harman and Marie “Susie” Smith Shockey and husband Jason of Old Fields, W.Va.; nineteen grandchildren; twenty great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
A funeral service was held on Thursday, March 31, 2016, at the Grace Lutheran Church with Pastor Larry M. Cantu officiating. Interment was in the Lahmansville Cemetery.
The family suggests that memorial donations may be made to Grace Lutheran Church, 5 Pine Street, Petersburg, WV 26847.
Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Schaeffer Funeral Home, Petersburg, W.Va.[/private]