In Memory of



Obituary for Clara Smith

Clara Dean Smith, 77, of Cherryville Road, Shelby, passed away on Friday, February 5, 2021.

Born in Burke County, NC on March 31, 1943, she was the daughter of the late Turley Farrow Smith and Ella Mae Millon Smith. She was retired from Ruppe Hosiery.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Miller Floyd Smith; a granddaughter, Amanda Smith; three brothers, James Smith, Thomas Smith and Robert Smith and five sisters, Elizabeth Davis, Betty Strange, Lula Huffman, Lucille Barnes and Helen Swink.

Survivors include three sons, Daniel Smith and wife, Ronda of Waco, David Smith of Cherryville and Mickel Smith of Cherryville; three sisters, Norma Gedeist of Fallston, Lillian Bryant of Shelby and Carolyn Wright of Fallston; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Smith will lie in state on Monday, February 8, 2021 from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM at Stamey-Tysinger Funeral Home.

A Graveside Service will be held on Tuesday, February 9, 2021 at 1:00 PM at Cleveland Memorial Park with the Rev. Eddie Mulally officiating.

The burial will follow the service in the Cleveland Memorial Park.

A guest register is available at

Arrangements have been entrusted to Stamey-Tysinger Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Inc., Fallston, NC.