Cora Smart

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LOWELL - Cora Bell Smart, 88, passed away peacefully on Sept. 1, 2014, at Robin Johnson Hospice House.

She was born in Gaston County, daughter of the late Sam and Bertie Bell Abernethy.

Ms. Smart retired from Homelite/Textron after forty years of service. She was a longstanding member of the Presbyterian Church of Lowell.

Ms. Smart is survived by her daughter, Faye Lynn of Lowell; grandsons, Andy Lynn and wife, Kelly, and Mike Lynn; granddaughter, Pam Foust and husband, Greg; great-granddaughters, Mackenzie Foust, Madison Foust and Carissa Lynn; great-grandsons, Dylan Foust and Ayden Lynn; sisters, Frances Wom-ack, Louise Farnsworth, Wanda "Jackie" Hammer.

Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, McLean Funeral Directors of Gastonia.

Celebration of life service will be 11 a.m. Thursday at the Presbyterian Church of Lowell with the Rev. Joseph Taber officiating.

Ms. Smart will lie in state one hour prior to the service.

Burial will be at Gaston Memorial Park.

In addition to her parents, Ms. Smart was also preceded in death by her husband, Woodrow Wilson Smart; daughter, June Smart; sisters, Ruby Abernethy, Margaret Gilbert and Helen Hallman.

Memorials may be sent to the Presbyterian Church of Lowell Family Park, 207 East First Street, Lowell, NC 28098 or Gaston Hospice, P.O. Box 3984, Gastonia, NC 28054.

Condolence messages may be sent to the family online at

McLean Funeral Directors of Gastonia is serving the family of Ms. Smart.
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Gastonia, NC 28054
(704) 865-3451
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Published in Gaston Gazette on Sept. 3, 2014