Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

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June 19, 2014

Amerio Ruth Bennett Smith

LASHMEET — Born October 3, 1950 in Mercer County she was the daughter of the late John W. Bennett and Eva Mills Bennett Hubbard.

She was a former clerk and manager at the L&M Market in Lashmeet for ten years and a former manager at Lowe's in Princeton for thirteen years. Amerio was a member of the Peaceful Valley Church on Cornbread Ridge in Princeton. She was a faithful servant to her Lord coordinating church dinners and will be lovingly remembered by her church family.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her stepfather, A.J. Hubbard; three brothers; and four sisters.

Survivors include her loving husband of twenty five years, Delbert Smith of Lashmeet; two daughters, Drema D. Cole and companion Christopher Page of Julian, WV and Alysha D. Smith of Lashmeet; one son, Randall A. “Randy” Cole of Princeton; three stepsons, Martin Smith, Larry Smith, and Michael Smith; seven grandchildren, Jessica Cole, David Cole, Kayla Cole, Christina Cole, Christian Cole, Shayna Page, and Matthew Page; three stepgrandchildren, Delbert Michael Smith, Shannon Smith, and William Smith; one great-grandchild; two brothers, John Bennett and wife Virginia of Florida and Frank Bennett of Pennsylvania; and three sisters, Betty Hartsock of Delaware, Debra Wyrick and husband Roger of Ohio, and June Chernutin and husband Paul of Georgia.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 AM, Friday, June 20, 2014 at the Peaceful Valley Church, 362 Cornbread Ridge in Princeton with Pastor Delmar Stilwell, Jr. officiating.  

Friends may call at the church from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM, Thursday, June 19, 2014 (today).  

In keeping with Amerio's wishes her body will be cremated following the service.  Inurnment will be at the Sunrise Cemetery on Bent Mountain Road at a later date.

On line condolences may be sent by visiting

Seaver Funeral Home in Princeton is serving the Smith family.


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