GASTONIA - Stella Matkins Smith, 80, a native of Alamance County, passed away Sunday, July 13, 2014 at Peak Resources of Gastonia. Stella was a graduate of Altamahaw-Ossipee High School and was a secretary for over twenty years for First Wesleyan Church of Gastonia.
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Mrs. Smith is survived by one brother; Clyde C. Matkins of Elon, NC, two nephews; Harold Kernodle and Randy Kernodle, one very special niece; Pamela Matkins and her caregivers; Joe and Beverly Cole-man.
Mrs. Smith is preceded in death by her parents James and Nellie Matkins and her sister, Ruby Ker-nodle and her husband, Reverend Howard Smith
A graveside service will be held 2 p.m. Friday at Union Presbyterian Church Cemetery.
Condolence messages may be sent online at www.McLeanFuneral.com.
McLean Funeral Directors of Gastonia is serving the family of Mrs. Smith.
McLean Funeral Directors
700 South New Hope Road Gastonia, NC 28054
Published in Gaston Gazette on July 17, 2014