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Martha S. Smith

February 6, 1932 - October 2, 2022

Martha S. Smith, 90, of Bedford, VA went home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on October 2, 2022.

She was born on February 6, 1932 in Bedford County, daughter of the late James Rufus Smith and Florney Christine Mayhew Smith. She was married to Clyde T. Smith for 58 years and he preceded her in death in 2010. She was also preceded in death by her sisters, Iris Blankenship, Lula Fran Moore, Bevie Johnson, Jeanette Overstreet, & Trudy Maxfield.

Martha is survived by her children Susan Hite, Tommy Smith (his wife Patricia), and Karen Smith (special friend Allan Shelor); her grandchildren Ryan Smith (his wife Candice), and Joel Smith; her great grandchildren Thomas Smith, Hadley Smith and Adeline Smith; her sisters Ann Bruner, Marilyn Overstreet, Patsy Maxfield, and Sybil Wray; and brother James (JW) Smith; and numerous nieces, nephews and friends.

Martha graduated from Bedford High School and Phillips Business College. She finished her working career as a legal secretary at the age of 44.

Martha was a faithful member of Flint Hill Baptist Church in Moneta where she taught Sunday School, served on various committees, and taught Vacation Bible School over the years.

Growing her faith in Jesus Christ and being with her family and friends were the most important ways to spend her time. She also loved her flower gardens, cooking, canning & freezing the garden vegetables, decorating her home, reading, and her photo albums.

Martha leaves behind many friends and family who love her and will greatly miss her.

The family sends a special thank you to the folks at Richfield Health Center – Roanoke and the Good Samaritan Hospice team who recently cared for Martha and for their many acts of kindness to all of us.

The family will receive friends at Tharp Funeral Home & Crematory on Thursday, October 6, 2022, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. located at 320 North Bridge Street, Bedford, VA. The funeral service will be at Tharp Funeral Home with Rev. Joey McNeill officiating on Friday, October 7, 2022 at 10:00 a.m. Interment will follow in Greenwood Cemetery at 11:00 a.m.

Tharp Funeral Home in Bedford is assisting the family.

Burial Date October 7, 2022

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So very sorry to hear of Martha's passing. My Mom(Laurice Dillon) and Martha were very good friends and College roommates. I'm sure they're rejoicing in Heaven together..Sending Love and Prayers!!

Posted by Tamy Brown on October 6, 2022

Dear Auntie ~ you were loved & cherished and will be missed!

Posted by Tammy Payne on October 6, 2022

My heart is breaking to hear of the home going of your Mom. I know it is a joy for her because she has seen the face of our face of our Lord and SaviourJesus Christ! I am so blessed to have met your precious Mom! You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers!

Posted by Brenda Evans on October 5, 2022

Martha was a dear sister in law and a dear sister in Christ. Fran and I loved her very much. Fran was there to welcome her to heaven and eternity.

Posted by Robert moore on October 4, 2022

The loss of a Mom is very hard and your Mom was sweet and blessed to have you & your family to love & care for her. If you need us call. Hugs Susan & Larry

Posted by Larry and Susan Meador on October 3, 2022

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