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Smith, Nell

3e3ce630-58f0-4237-9519-b0a32d61724cNell Smith (1915-2011)

 LINCOLNTON – Nell Mullis Smith, 95, went home to be with her Lord and Savior June, 10, 2011, four days before her 96th birthday, at the Brian Center in Lincolnton.

 Her home was at Hickory Nut Lane in Mount Holly. Born in Charlotte on June 14, 1915, she was the first child of Dwight Hall Mullis and Etta Alexander Mullis.

 She was a homemaker and textile worker. She was a devoted Christian servant at Hickory Grove Baptist, McAdenville Baptist and Stanley First Baptist as Sunday school teacher of various ages, WMU president, choir member and served on various committees.

 She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, John Price Smith; son, William Price Smith; sisters, Sarah Clemmer, Shirley Clemmer, Helen McLean, Margaret Morris; and brother, Carl Thomas Mullis.

Survivors include a daughter, Shirley Rankin and husband Steve of McAdenville; sons, the Rev. John Harold Smith and wife Sylvia of Mount Holly, Dr. Clyde Smith and wife Linda of Lincolnton; daughter-in-law, Brenda R. Smith of Stanley; 10 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren; sisters, Edna Miller of Stanley, Betty Howie and husband Roscoe of Rock Hill, S.C.; and caretaker, Beverly Reasor of Charlotte.

 Funeral service conducted by Dr. Shirley Luckadoo and Reverend Billy Shaw will be held at 3 p.m. Tuesday, June 14, 2011, at the First Baptist Church in Stanley. Interment will follow in Hillcrest Gardens.

 The family will receive friends at the church from 1–2:30 p.m. Tuesday.

 Memorials may be made to Together We Build, c/o First Baptist Church, 409 Old Mount Holly Road, Stanley, NC 28164, Gideons International, P.O. Box 1074, Lincolnton, NC 28092, or to Hospice of Lincoln County, 107 North Cedar St., Lincolnton, NC 28092

 Woodlawn Funeral Home in Mount Holly is in charge of the arrangements.

Published in Gaston Gazette on June 13, 2011

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