Lucille C. Smoak

Mar 12, 2013

Christian Mother, Grandmother

MAGGIE VALLEY — Lucille Connelly Smoak, 90, passed away Monday, March 11, 2013.

A native of Georgetown County, South Carolina, she  resided in Haywood County since 1968. She was the daughter of the late Hugene and Florence Mae Reeves Connelly. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Hubert Wilbur Smoak, who died in 1993; four sisters, Justine Barnes, Minnie Richardson, Janie Elliott and Lula Mae Gainey; two brothers, Lewis and Thomas Connelly; and a grandson, Rodney Gibson.  Lucille was a member of Maggie Valley First Baptist Church, where she was a teacher for the Bethany Women’s Class for many years. She also enjoyed her phone ministry and checking on church shut-ins.  In the last years of her life, Lucille resided at the home of her youngest daughter, Deane, where she was lovely cared for by her family, before going home to be with the Lord.

She is survived by six daughters, Gail Dick (Odie), of Maggie Valley, Judy Newton (John), of Andrews, South Carolina,  Kay Gibson, of Waynesville, Annette Denton, of Lancaster, South Carolina, Sarah Shuford (Leslie), of Clyde, and Deane Smoak, of Clyde; one son, Alan Smoak Sr. (Veiva) of Georgetown, South Carolina; 16 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren and 10 great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 13, at First Baptist Church of Maggie Valley with the Rev. Ricky Mason officiating.  Burial will follow at Green Hill Cemetery with her grandsons serving as pallbearers. The family will receive friends from 12:30 to 1:45 p.m. prior to the service at the church.

Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church of Maggie Valley, 3634 Soco Road, Maggie Valley, NC 28751 c/o Gideon’s Bibles or Annie Armstrong Easter offering.

Wells Funeral Homes & Cremation Services of Waynesville is in charge of arrangements.  An online memorial register is available at


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