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 Lois Aldeen <I>Waldrup</I> Smathers

Lois Aldeen Waldrup Smathers

Madison County, North Carolina, USA
Death 1 Nov 2012 (aged 84)
Mars Hill, Madison County, North Carolina, USA
Burial Asheville, Buncombe County, North Carolina, USA
Memorial ID 100047418 · View Source
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Lois Aldeen Waldrup Smathers, age 84, of Mars Hill, NC was born in Madison County, NC on May 19, 1928 and passed away on November 1, 2012 at the Mars Hill Retirement Center. Aldeen was born May 19, 1928 to Clifford and Thelma Merrill Waldrup. She is preceded in death by both her parents; her brothers, Lester, Elwood, and Jimmy Waldrup; her sister, Carlene Frisby; and her great-nephew, Shane Frisby. She retired from the Federal Land Bank in Asheville after working for many years at the Madison County Department of Social Services. She was an active member of Merrimon Avenue Baptist Church. She also was Past Worthy Matron of the Marshall Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star. She received her 50-year pin of service in 1998.

Aldeen was a person who depended on her faith to get her through life's difficult times. A wonderful example of someone living their life in service to others, she spent many of her adult years caring for each of her parents. She married H. P. Smathers on September 18, 1983. They spent the rest of her life loving and appreciating each other. Together, they traveled to almost all 50 states as well as many other countries around the world. They lived life to the fullest, never taking anything or anyone for granted. Their love for each other has always been an inspiration to family and friends.

Aldeen is survived by her husband, her sisters, 9 nieces and nephews; 17 great-nieces and nephews; and 7 great-great nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at Merrimon Avenue Baptist Church. Burial will follow at Ashelawn Garden of Memories.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Merrimon Avenue Baptist Church, 283 Merrimon Avenue, Asheville, NC 28801.

A special thank you is extended to the staff of Mars Hill Retirement Center, to the staff of Hospice, and to the wonderful caregivers provided by HomeWatch Caregivers. They made her last days on earth as comfortable as possible and she always knew how much she was loved. The family is deeply grateful to Susan, their niece, who so lovingly oversaw her care during the years of her illness.

Wells Funeral Home.

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  • Created by: Ann Lindsey
  • Added: 2 Nov 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 100047418
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Lois Aldeen Waldrup Smathers (19 May 1928–1 Nov 2012), Find A Grave Memorial no. 100047418, citing Ashelawn Gardens of Memory, Asheville, Buncombe County, North Carolina, USA ; Maintained by Ann Lindsey (contributor 46801569) .