Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

March 5, 2014

Melda Smith

Bluefield Daily Telegraph

GARY — Melda Smith, age 86, of McDowell Nursing and Rehab Center, Gary, WV, formerly of Kimball, WV, passed away on Saturday morning, March 1, 2014, at the Center following a long illness. Born January 1, 1928 in Phelps, Kentucky she was the daughter of the late Perry Casey and Della Stump Casey.

She was a member of the Laurel Creek Church of God, Carswell, WV. She had a deep love for her Lord, she was always ready to give a hug and a kiss and tell you she loved you. She was a homemaker and was an extraordinary cook and loved to share with family  and friends. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her. She was a resident of the Kimball/Carswell area most of her life.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Elige Smith in 1996, infant son Donald Smith, one brother, and three sisters.

She leaves to cherish her memory: Five daughters Judy and King Burks of Kimball, WV, Janice and Charles Casey of Phelps, KY, Jeanette Trump of Princeton, WV, Geneva Stiltner of Bluefield, WV, Dora and Robert Wilson of Crumpler, WV. Two sons Oscar Smith of Princeton, WV, Danny and Dana Smith of Bluefield, WV. Two sisters Betty Jean Smith of Morristown, Tenn., Cora Wagner of Phelps, KY. Two brothers Willis Casey and wife Ruby of Phelps, KY, Perry Casey Jr. and wife Lossie of Bean Station, Tenn.; 12 grandchildren, and 9 great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted on Thursday, March 6, 2014, at 1:00 P.M. at the Widener Funeral Home Chapel, Northfork, WV with the Rev. Charles Tripplett and the Rev. Charles Casey officiating. Burial will follow at the Woodlawn Memorial Park, Bluewell, WV. Friends may call on Thursday at the funeral home from 11:00 A.M. until the hour of service. Serving as pallbearers will be Michael Burks, Jeremy Burks, Johnathan Burks, Kevin Smith, Charles Casey, Robert Wilson, and Jeffrey Stiltner.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in her memory to Laurel Creek Church of God, 1314 Airport Rd., Welch, WV 24801.