Shirley A. Smith

Jan 09, 2013

Proverbs 31

WAYNESVILLE — Shirley Arrowood Smith, 75, of Boulder Drive, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013, at Autumn Care Nursing Home.

A native of Burnsville, she was the daughter of the late Elzie R. and Gladys Honeycutt Arrowood.  She worked as a self-employed realtor.  She deeply loved her family and was especially known for her culinary expertise and her resourcefulness.  Shirley was known for her craftsmanship, creating beautiful decoupage, home furnishing and clothing.  She was kind, compassionate, and always placed others’ needs before her own.  As an active member of Hazelwood Presbyterian Church, she served as a Sunday school teacher, vacation Bible school director, youth group leader and a leader of Women of the Church.

She is survived by her husband of 57 years, Samuel S. Smith; two daughters, Debbie Crouse (Daryl), of Candler, and Laurie Smith, of Waynesville; one son, Jonathan Smith (René), of Westlake Village, California; three sisters, Claudine Staffon, of Jonesboro, Georgia, Earline Engle (Bill), of Asheville, Patricia Burrell, of Canton; four grandchildren, Alex Smith, of Waynesville, Wesley Crouse, of Durham, Erin Crouse (Jason), of Chapel Hill, and Patrick LaMartina, of Westlake Village, California; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m.  Saturday, Jan. 12,  at Hazelwood Presbyterian Church with the Revs. Larry W. Wilson and Patrick Womack officiating.  Burial will follow at Green Hill Cemetery.  The family will receive friends from 1:30 to 3 p.m. prior to services at the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hazelwood Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 67, Hazelwood, NC  28738.

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