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April 1, 2014

Sarah Jane Smeltzer Gillette

II Timothy, Chpt. 4, Verse 7, “I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith.”

KING, N.C. — Sarah Jane Smeltzer Gillette, age 67, of King, NC, formerly of Tazewell, VA, passed away at Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home in King, NC Sunday, March 30, 2014. She was born December 19, 1946 in Wyoming County, WV to Goff Preston and Dorcas Naomi Lester Smeltzer.

The compassionate and caring staff of Forsyth Medical Center and Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home helped so much during her final days.

She is survived by her husband, Donald Gilbert Gillette; three sons, James Darin Isaac, Charles Isaac and wife, Annette, and Jason Robert Gillette and wife, Robin; one granddaughter, Destiny Hope Isaac; two sisters, Anna Geraldine Johnson and husband, Bob, Naomi Sue Jenkins and husband, Louis; three brothers, Walter Harrison Johnson and wife, Bobbie, Robert Levi Smeltzer and wife, Ann, and Joseph Preston Smeltzer and wife, Barbara.

Funeral services will be conducted at 7 PM Tuesday, April 1, 2014 at Harvest Temple Church of God in King, NC with Pastor Danny Peterson and Pastor Dan Salmon officiating. The family will receive friends at the church beginning at 5 pm Tuesday.

The family will receive friends Wednesday, April 2, 2014 at Peery & St. Clair Funeral Home in Tazewell, VA from 1–2 PM, then proceed to Pleasant Hill Cemetery at Thompson Valley in Tazewell, VA for graveside services. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home, 101 Hospice Lane, Winston-Salem, NC 27103 or Harvest Temple Church of God, 312 Newsome Road, King, NC 27021.

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