October 15, 1929 - July 3, 2019
CASTLEWOOD, VIRGINIA - Helen J. Smith, 89, entered the presence of our Lord and received complete healing on Wednesday, July 3, 2019. She was born in Dickenson County, Virginia; daughter of the late Greenville "Buddy Joe" and Samantha Dotson Stanley. She was preceded in death by her husband, Vernon R. Smith, Jr., her son, Michael Smith, three brothers: Kedrick Stanley, Bruce Stanley, and Jethro Stanley, and six sisters: Oshie Rose, Atlas Green, Thelma McClain Stanley, Beatrice Childress Blankenship, Thetty Rose, and Gertrude Smith. Helen graduated from Ervinton High School in 1948. She was active in sports, especially basketball. She enjoyed sewing, cooking/baking, reading - read her Bible through each year for forty years, puzzle books, gardening, and fishing. She retired from the Russell County Schools, serving for many years in the school cafeterias of Dante Elementary, Castlewood Elementary, and Castlewood High. Helen was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church and Ladies Sunday School Class. She truly loved her family, church, and church family. Due to her faithfulness in providing food for the members of "The Over the Hill Gang", she was made an honorary member. She also supported the Dante Rescue Squad and greatly admired the members. She is survived by Michael's daughter and grandson, April and Donovan of Florida; one brother-in-law, James H. Smith and wife, Cathy of Rustburg, Virginia; two sisters-in-law, Judy Smith Conti and husband, Wayne of Springfield, Missouri and Nomalene Smith of Sherman, Texas; several nieces and nephew including a special niece, Norma Lynn who called her each night; several great nieces and nephews; her two oldest and dearest friends, Edna Smith and Mary Cochran; and a great-great niece and a great-great nephew, who visited Helen often and brought her much joy, Kacie and Nathaniel Castle. Funeral Services for Helen J. Smith will be conducted at 2:00 p.m., Monday, July 8, 2019 in Castlewood Funeral Home Chapel, Castlewood, Virginia with Rev. Leonard Ferguson and Rev. Jeff Sams officiating. Interment will follow in Temple Hill Memorial Park, Castlewood, Virginia. Pallbearers will be Members of The Over the Hill Gang. Honorary Pallbearers will be Dave Powers, Mark Powers, Matt Powers, Kevin Castle, Nathaniel Castle, Dalton Austin, Damon Rasnick, John Rasnick, Lannes Rasnick, Lanny Rasnick, Kevin Rasnick, Wayne Rasnick, II, Vic Snodgrass, Vernon Powers, David Castle and Pooch Bise. The family will receive friends from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m, Monday, July 8, 2019 in Castlewood Funeral Home, Castlewood, Virginia. On line condolences may be sent to the Smith family through our website and a video tribute may be viewed at www.castlewoodfuneralhome.com. Castlewood Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
CASTLEWOOD, VIRGINIA - Helen J. Smith, 89, entered the presence of our Lord and received complete healing on Wednesday, July 3, 2019. She was born in Dickenson County, Virginia; daughter of the late Greenville "Buddy Joe" and Samantha Dotson... View Obituary & Service Information
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