Mary Ann Cornatzer Smith

Published 11:15 am Tuesday, June 25, 2024

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Mrs. Mary Ann Cornatzer Smith, 81, formerly of Gordon Drive, Advance passed away Friday, June 21, 2024, at Somerset Court in Mocksville.

She was born on March 8, 1943 in Davie County to the late Lonnie “Dad” and Hattie Victoria Ransom Cornatzer.

Mary Ann worked for C Ward for 25 years and retired from Miller’s Restaurant. She enjoyed cooking, playing cards, and gambling in Cherokee. She and her husband, Bob, often attended racing events with their friends Maxine and Jack. Mary Ann especially enjoyed spending time with her family.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by: her husband of 32 years, Robert Lee Smith; and siblings, Betty Craddock, Margie Riddle, William Cornatzer, and Donnie Williams.

Survivors include: her nieces, Vicky (Todd) Hutchens and Samantha Williams; nephews, Benny (Beth) Riddle, Kenny (Donna) Riddle and David (Sheila) Riddle; 13 great-nieces and nephews; 17 great-great nieces and nephews; and special friends, Sis Hendrix and Ann Cranford.

A funeral service will be conducted at 4 p.m. Saturday, June 29 at Eaton Funeral Chapel with Minister Barry Melton officiating. A private interment will follow at the former Bixby Church of the Living God Cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

Memorials may be considered for: Medi Home Health, 1007 Lexington Ave., Thomasville, NC 27360.

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