Shirley Gaither Smith

Published 2:51 pm Monday, March 27, 2017

Mrs. Shirley Gaither Smith, 87, of Turkey Foot Road, Mocksville, died Sunday, March 26, 2017 at Serenity House in Mooresville.

She was born Feb. 24, 1930, in Davie County to the late John Pickney and Grace Albea Gaither. She was a lifetime member of New Union United Methodist Church in the Sheffield community. She had a lifetime career in textiles as a seamstress and supervisor working at Blackwelder Mfg., Monleigh Garment Co. and Carolina Lingerie in Mocksville. She enjoyed crocheting and playing with her favorite dog, “Slate”.

She was also preceded in death by: her husband of 25 years, Johnny T. Smith Sr.; an infant brother, Earl; a brother, Wayne H. Gaither; and a sister, Beavey L. Gaither.

Survivors: a brother, John A. Gaither (Wanda) of Mocksville; and a nephew, John “Al” Gaither of Charlotte.

A funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m., Wednesday, March 29 at Eaton Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Eric Lineberry officiating. Burial will follow in the New Union United Methodist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends 30 minutes prior to the service.

Memorials: New Union UMC Building Fund, c/o Doris Dyson, 1469 County Line Road, Harmony, 28634.