MOUNT HOLLY - Thelma Smith Beatty, 89, passed away Feb. 16, 2014.
She was born in Lincoln County, daughter of the late Alvin and Ada Leatherman.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, Warren Smith; a daughter, Arlene Smith Hammond, a sister, Eva Patton, and two brothers, Sanford Leatherman and Garland Leatherman.
She is survived by her husband, Ralph Junior Beatty; two sons, Roger Smith and Tim Smith both of Dallas; one daughter, Renee Smith Dar and husband Tony of Gastonia; four grandchildren, Shahena Dar Davis, Shena Ross, Stephanie Scott and Lee Barnes; three great-grandchildren; two stepchildren, Bobbie McClure of Alexis and Don Beatty of Columbia, S.C.
A graveside service to celebrate the life of Mrs. Beatty will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014, at Hillcrest Gardens Cemetery with the Rev. Kevin McClure officiating.
The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at Woodlawn Funeral Home in Mount Holly.
Condolence messages may be sent to the family at www.woodlawnfuneral.org.
Woodlawn Funeral Home in Mount Holly is serving the family.
Published in Gaston Gazette from Feb. 18 to Feb. 19, 2014