From Staff Reports
FORT ASHBY, W.Va. — Sheila A. Smith, 75, of Fort Ashby, W.Va., passed away in Mooresville, N.C., on Thursday, Aug. 15, 2013, at her daughter’s residence.
She was born on May 30, 1938, in Cumberland, to the late Waldo and Louise Adams Speelman. Mrs. Smith was a member of the United Methodist Women and the United Methodist Church in Fort Ashby, W.Va., and of the McKinly Chapter of Eastern Star in Keyser, W.Va. She enjoyed traveling and spent winters in Florida with friends. Mrs. Smith was a loving mother and grandmother.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 34 years, Paul T. Smith; and her companion of 17 years, William Sparks.
She is survived by her daughter, Julie Metz and husband, Eric; son, Darrin Smith and wife, Sherry; grandchildren, Ciaira Metz, Michael McCarthy; and great-granddaughter, Alexis McCarthy.
A memorial service will be held at Upchurch Funeral Home in Fort Ashby, W.Va., at a later date.
Cavin-Cook Funeral Home, Mooresville, is serving the Smith family. Condolences may be made to the family at www.cavin-cook.com.