MOUNT HOLLY - Gaytonia Jean Mitchem Smith, 60, died Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013.
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She was born in Gaston County, daughter of the late David Oates and Anna Coley Mitchem.
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by a daughter, Bobbie Jean Strain; two brothers, Jimmy and Joe Mitchem; and a grandson, Austin Chance Lowery.
She was a member of the Spiritual Guidance Holiness Church.
She is survived by a daughter, Betty Jo Lowery and companion Rick Sutton of Marshville, N.C.; a son, Danny Lowery and wife Melanie of Belmont; three sisters, Tina Tessenar and husband Mike of Mount Holly, Darlene Holloman and husband Garry of Lexington, N.C., and Nadine Smith of Mount Holly; three brothers, Danny Mitchem of Dallas, David Mitchem and wife Karen of Mount Holly, and Bobby Mitchem and wife Donna of Gastonia; husband, Dwayne Smith of Stanley; a son-in-law, Jeff Strain of Belmont; and nine grandchildren.
A service to celebrate the life of Mrs. Smith will be held at 3 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2013, at the Woodlawn Chapel of Woodlawn Funeral Home, 375 Woodlawn Avenue, Mount Holly, with the Reverend Tim Small officiating.
Burial will follow at Greenwood Cemetery in Belmont.
The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
Woodlawn Funeral Home, Mount Holly, is serving the family.
Woodlawn Funeral Home
375 Woodlawn Avenue Mount Holly, NC 28120
Published in Gaston Gazette on Oct. 14, 2013