Karen Smith

Published 2:17 pm Sunday, July 19, 2020

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Ms. Karen Smith, 74, of Ben Anderson Road, Mocksville, died on Tuesday, July 14, 2020 at Forsyth Medical Center in Winston-Salem.

She was born on Oct. 8, 1945 and was the daughter of Clinton and Helen Joyner Smith. She was a graduate of N.C. State University and earned her master of social work degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She worked for the Davie County Department of Social Services for 38 years and retired in 2006 as the director. She worked with many organizations throughout the community and due to her service, she was awarded the N.C. Order of the Long Leaf Pine. She was a member of Bear Creek Baptist Church and participated in the Women on Missions program. She loved traveling, reading and rooting for her beloved Wolfpack.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and her brother, Gordon Smith.

Survivors: her sister, Luane Williard (Johnny); nieces, Laura Johnson (Mark) and Jonette Poole (Matthew); nephews, Chad Smith (Nicole) and JC Williard (Christina); great-nieces and nephews, Alex, Gus, Andrew, Hunter, Hayden, Houston, Aza, JP and one expected.

A private funeral service was conducted at Bear Creek Baptist Church with the Revs. Greg McEwen and Douglas Goforth, and Drs. Charles Buckner and David Gilbreath officiating. Private burial was in Rock Spring Baptist Church Cemetery in Harmony. Friends paid respects at Eaton Funeral Home on Saturday, July 18.

Memorials: Bear Creek Baptist, Love Packages, 492 Bear Creek Church Road, Mocksville.

Condolences: www.eatonfuneralservice.com.