Sarah Lois Melton Smith, 88, of 3426 W. Stagecoach Trail, Shelby, died Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2013 at her residence.
Born October 8, 1924 in Cleveland County she was a daughter of the late Charlie Crawford Melton and Oveda Glenn Melton. She was retired from PPG and was a member at Polkville Baptist Church. Mrs. Smith sold Avon for many years.
In addition to her parents she was preceded in the death by her husband, Clarence "Coffee" Smith; and two brothers, Everett Melton and Gene Melton.
Survivors include a nephew, Ronald Melton of Polkville; niece, Debbie Rippy of Shelby; great-niece Jennifer Wayne and husband, Robby, of Iron Station; great-nephew, Chad Smith of Shelby; great-great nieces and nephew, Tyler Potter, Sara, Drew and Charlie Wayne; sister-in-law, Dede Melton of Shelby; and Molly the cat.
Visitation: Friday from 1 to 2 p.m. at Sandy Plains Baptist Church, Shelby
Funeral Service: Friday, 2 p.m., at Sandy Plains Baptist Church, Shelby
Officiating: Rev. Garin Hill
Burial: Sandy Plains Baptist Church Cemetery
Memorials: Hospice Cleveland County, 951 Wendover Heights Drive, Shelby, NC 28150 or Sandy Plains Baptist Church, 2112 New House Road, Shelby, NC 28150 or to Cleveland County Human Society,1219 Spring Drive, Shelby, NC 28150.
Guest register: www.stameyfuneralhome.com
Arrangements: Stamey Funeral Home, Fallston