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Catherine (Lockman) Smith

December 9, 1930 ~ February 18, 2018 (age 87)

Mrs. Catherine Lockman Smith, age 87, of Nebo, passed away peacefully on Sunday, February 18, 2018 at Carolinas Blue Ridge Hospital in Morganton.  She was a daughter of the late D. C. Lockman and Addie Owenby Lockman and was born in Marion on December 9, 1930.  She was a homemaker.  “Granny”, as her family lovingly referred to her, was a true Matriarch of her family and her wise advice was regularly sought out by her large family who loved her very much and will her deeply.  Her beloved husband, Dewey Smith, a grandson, Brother Charles Scott Walker, a granddaughter, Maria Frances Schumacher, and a daughter-in-law, Emma Lou Weeks Smith, preceded her in death.


Catherine leaves behind six children, Shirley Parton of Nebo, Billy Smith of Nebo, Samuel Jr. Smith of Morganton, Charles Smith of Marion, Kathy Walker and husband Dennis of Granite Falls, and James Smith of Nebo; a brother, David Lockman of Marion; eleven grandchildren, eleven great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren.


A funeral service will be held Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. in the chapel of Westmoreland Funeral Home in Marion with Rev. James Coburn officiating.  The family will receive friends from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. prior to the service at the funeral home.  Burial will follow in the Chapel Hill Baptist Church Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family.


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