KEYSER, W.Va. — Regina Maxine Smith, 78, of Keyser, W.Va., died Monday, April 29, 2013, at the Western Maryland Regional Medical Center.
Born Sept. 7, 1934 in Keyser, she was the daughter of the late Herman J. Metcalf and Mary Catherine (Helmick) Metcalf.
She was also preceded in death by her husband, Gordon Ray “Bunny Hop” Smith; two brothers, Otis and Daniel Metcalf; and an infant sister, Norma Metcalf.
Mrs. Smith was the first W.V. Tutorial Aide for the Mineral County Board of Education, having worked at Keyser Primary School. She enjoyed her many years of working with the students.
Previously, Mrs. Smith had worked in the Meat Department at the Keyser A&P Store.
She had belonged to Keyser Assembly of God. and the Ladies Auxiliary of the Keyser Volunteer Fire Department.
She enjoyed gospel music, cooking and crafts, including ceramics and making sun catchers. Most of all, however, she loved being with her grandchildren.
Survivors include her two children, Desirae Smith, Keyser, and Robert “Robbie” Smith, and wife Tanya, Keyser; four grandchildren, Patricia Williams, and husband Adam, Morgantown, Wesson Smith, Kourtni Smith, and Destinee Smith, all of Keyser; a great-grandson, Cameron Williams; and, a sister-in-law, Virginia Metcalf.
Friends will be received at the Upchurch Funeral Home, Inc., Route 28, Fort Ashby, on Thursday from 6 to 9 p.m..
The service will be conducted in Mt. Zion Church on Friday at 2 p.m., with Pastor Jerry Eisenhour, officiating. The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m.
Interment will be in Potomac Memorial Gardens.
Serving as pallbearers will be Patricia Williams, Adam Williams, Wesson Smith, Kourtni Smith, Destinee Smith, and Butch Browning. Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Mineral County Sheriff’s Department.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Mt. Zion Church Building Fund, Route 6, Box 6555, Keyser, WV 26726.
The family wants to express their sincere appreciation to the WMHS-ICU Staff for the kind, compassionate care they provided to Mrs. Smith.
Condolences to the family may be posted after Mrs. Smith’s obituary at www.upchurchfh.com.