Bessie Silvers Smith, age 88, of the Estatoe Community, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, August 28th, 2019 at her home surrounded by her loving family. A native of Mitchell County, she was a daughter of the late Dallas and Rose Carpenter Silvers. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Frank Smith who passed away in 2008 and a son, Gary Dale Smith who passed away in 2017; brothers: Roy, Paul and Perry Silvers and sisters: Jennie King, Grace Biddix and Maude Silvers. Bessie loved yard sales and spending time and taking care of her family.
Surviving is her daughter, Debbie Boone of Estatoe; daughter-in-law, Wanda Smith of Estatoe; siblings: Frances Pruitt and husband, Bill, of Morganton, Louise Bishop and husband, Bobby, of Newdale, Wilma McMahan of Estatoe, Charles Silvers of Penland and LD Silvers and wife, Billie, of Penland; grandchildren: Shandra Tolley (Dale), Travis Smith (Sarah), Nickole Bullis (Bret) and Tyler Murphy (KayLee). Several other step-grandchildren, numerous great-grandchildren and many other extended family also survive.
Funeral Services will be held at 7 p.m. on Tuesday September 3rd in the Chapel of Yancey Funeral Services. Rev. Arnold Buchanan and Rev. Toby Crowder will officiate. The family will receive friends from 5 until 7 p.m. prior to the services at the funeral home. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday in Liberty Hill Baptist Church Cemetery.
The family would like to say a special thank you to Hospice and Palliative Care of the Blue Ridge for the wonderful care given to Bessie. Flowers are appreciated or memorial donations may be made to Hospice and Palliative Care at 236 Hospital Drive, Spruce Pine, NC 28777.
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