Cathy Lynn Smith, age 57, of Rutherford County, died Tuesday, February 4, 2014 at the Hospice House of Rutherford County.
Born May 22, 1956 in Cleveland County, she was a daughter of John Edwards, Sr., who resides in Ellenboro, and the late Betty Jones Edwards. Cathy worked for Cone Mills for over twelve years and also as a cashier for Wal-Mart for several years. She enjoyed flower gardening, reading and her pet dog, Pudgey.
In addition to her mother, she was preceded in death by daughter, Kimberly Dawn Mode; sister, Wilma Diane Bridges and nephew, Kenneth Edwards, Jr.
Besides her father, survivors include her husband of twenty-four years, Jim Smith; daughter, Crystal Smith and companion, Wyman Buzhardt of Lexington, SC; step-daughter, Lisa Smith of Conover and step-son, Jim Smith, Jr. of Hendersonville; two brothers, John Edwards, Jr. and wife, Linda and Kenneth Edwards and wife, Brenda all of Ellenboro; sister, Karen Keeter also of Ellenboro; brother-in-law, Rodney Smith and wife, Donna of Mars Hill, NC. She is also survived by four grandchildren, Jeffery Smith, Amber Smith, Sara Stanley, and Deidre Smith; great-grandchild, Jaiden Kimbrell and niece, Leann Bridges among numerous nieces and nephews.
A service of remembrance will be conducted at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, February 7, 2014 at the Harrelson Funeral Chapel. The family will receive friends one hour prior to service time at the funeral home.
Memorial donations are suggested to Hospice of Rutherford County, PO Box 336, Forest City, NC 28043 or to the American Cancer Society, 120 Executive Park, Building 1, Asheville, NC 28801.
Harrelson Funeral and Cremation Services is serving the family.