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Ora B. Smith

February 25, 1926 - January 2, 2019

Ora B. Smith passed away peacefully on Wednesday, January 2, 2019.  She was born on February 25, 1926, in Glen Ayre (Mitchell County), NC to the late Robert Chester and Nola Buchanan Burleson. Ora was a graduate of Western Carolina Teacher’s College (Western Carolina University). She taught fourth grade for 38 years at Saluda School in Polk County and in Henderson County at Fletcher Elementary School. Ora, also known as Jo, resided in Hendersonville for the past 57 years where she was a member of the First United Methodist Church.

Surviving are her daughter, Judith Parham (Roger); and granddaughter, Elizabeth Parham (Alex, fiancé).  Also surviving are her nieces, Camille O’Neill (Tim), Carol Buchanan, Jo Ann Ayers (Wayne); her nephews, Leland Smith, Eric Smith, and Jim Buchanan (Gail); and a close family friend, Gwen Garren. Ora was preceded in death by her husband of 40 years, Clyde J. Smith; and siblings Ruth Buchanan, Helen Hobson, Charles Burleson, Ned Burleson, Bob Burleson, and Birdie Buchanan.

Ora was devoted to her faith, education, children, and animals. She loved family, neighbors, reading, crossword puzzles, and the mountains of Mitchell County.

Funeral services will be at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, January 6, 2019 at Shuler Funeral Home, 125 Orr’s Camp Road, Hendersonville, NC, 28792. The visitation will be one hour preceding the service, also at Shuler Funeral Home. Graveside services will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, January 6, 2019 at Shepherd Memorial Park, 5045 Asheville Hwy., Hendersonville, NC 28792 with Reverend Christy Sharp officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Four Seasons Hospice Care, 221 N. Main St. Hendersonville, NC 28792, www.FourSeasonsCFLFoundation.org, or the First United Methodist Church of Hendersonville, NC, 204 6th Ave W, Hendersonville, NC 28739, www.fumchvlnc.org.

Service Information

Visitation Information

Date: Sunday, January 6, 2019

Time: 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Location:

Shuler Funeral Home Chapel

125 Orr's Camp Rd.
Hendersonville, NC 28792


Service Information

Date: Sunday, January 6, 2019

Time: 2:00 pm

Location:

Shuler Funeral Home Chapel

125 Orr's Camp Rd.
Hendersonville, NC 28792


Cemetery Information

Date: Sunday, January 6, 2019

Time: 3:00 pm

Location:

Shepherd Memorial Park

5045 Asheville Highway
Hendersonville, NC 28791


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