Major McArthur "Mack" Smith

Died: Sun., Feb. 22, 2004

Funeral Service

2:00 PM Tue., Feb. 24, 2004

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Mr. Major McArthur "Mack" Smith, age 60, of Melton Road, Golden Valley, died Sunday, February 22, 2004 at his residence.

He was the son of Geneva Ann Johnson Smith of Golden Valley and the late Major George Smith. He was preceded in death by a brother, Edward Gene Smith.

He is survived by his wife, Ann Kelley Smith, two daughters, Janie Queen and Julie Hudgins of Golden Valley, three sons, Arthur Smith, Chris Smith, and Marty Smith, all of Golden Valley. One sister, Doris Elliott of Mill Spring, five brothers, Dewey Smith, Harold Smith, Morris Smith, and Clay Smith, all of Golden Valley, and J.B. Smith of Shelby. Four half brothers and 3 half sisters. Nine grandchildren, Brittany, Kimberly, Jessica, Aaron, Dillen, Hope, Sarah, Courtney, and Mason.

The Funeral Service will be held at 2:00 PM Tuesday, February 24, 2004 at Washburn & Dorsey Funeral Home. Rev. Kenneth Queen and Rev. Wayne Toney will officiate. Burial will follow in the Fellowship Baptist Church Cemetery in Golden Valley.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice of Rutherford County, PO Box 336, Forest City,NC 28043.

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Brittany Hudgins
   Posted Fri February 24, 2012
Hey Poppy,

I know that I don't get on here as often as I should. When I write on
this page, I kinda feel like I am talking to you. Maw-maw grandma
passed away 2/21/2012 and it was hard on me. She reminded me of
you and I felt that you still lived on. I miss you terribly and I am so
thankful for the gift of blessed assurance of knowing that I will see
you again some day! How sweet Heaven must be with you and great
grandma in it! Mack Smith''s blood runs through my veins and as long
as I'm alive, your memory will never die! I love you with all my heart!

Love your eldest grandchild,
Brittany :)

Brittany Hudgins
   Posted Fri February 22, 2013
Hey Poppy,

Today makes nine years since I've lost my best friend...YOU! Life still is not the same without you! I feel like a piece of my heart is missing! I love you so much and miss you! If there was one thing I could tell you, it's simply thank you! Thank you for being a good example, an inspiration, and what a good grandparent should be like! As long as there is a breath in me, your legacy will live on---people will know you and "your" story! I am so honored and privileged to be your granddaughter! I still strive to do all I can to make you proud! It is such blessed assurance to know I will see you again someday! I love you!

Until we meet again!
Your eldest grandchild,

Aaron Smith
   Posted Thu October 17, 2013
Paw paw,

I am writing about you in my current class at school. So, you're on my mind heavily. I remember so much about you cooking, cutting my hair, working in the shop and so much more. I'll see you when I see you. I am so glad that I have those memories with you. You went through so many times of adversity in your life here on planet Earth, and it's amazing what kind of man you were. I am close to graduating with my Associate's Degree, and I am doing what I love to do, Carpentry. I am cooking, I am working on cars, I am living right. I know you'd be proud. You are proud, I love you and I miss you so much, man.

Love your grandson,
Aaron Martin Smith.

Brittany Hudgins
   Posted Sat February 22, 2014
Hey Poppy! :-)

Today makes ten years since you've been gone! Its so hard to believe! I find myself missing you more and more each day :-) Sometimes I could cry because I don't have you here anymore, but I think how wonderful and what a blessing it would be to have spent 10 years with Jesus! Thank you for being a wonderful example in my life and such an inspiration for me to try to do the best I can in all I do! :) I love and miss you with all my heart! You were and will always be an amazing grandfather! I'm thankful to God for allowing your blood to run through my veins! :-)

Love your granddaughter,

Brittany N. Hudgins
   Posted Sun February 22, 2015
Hey Poppy,

Another year has come and how I miss you! I think of you each and every day! It is so hard not having you here...we could talk about anything and you were always there for us all. I miss you Poppy and I hope I am making you proud of me! #smithlegacy

God is so good! Thank you for being my special Paw-Paw!

I love you!

Brittany N. Hudgins, MSN, RN
   Posted Mon February 22, 2016
To my dearest Poppy:

You have been on my mind all day today! I can't believe it's been twelve years since you went home to be with the Lord. It wasn't easy to lose you then and it hasn't got any better. Sure, time heals some wounds, but grief from losing someone you really loved and still love is a process. I miss you all the time and I regret you not being here to share some of the memories I've had in my life. I love you Poppy---always have and always will! I pray that you will always remain in my memory and one day, we'll be reunited in Heaven. Until then, I hope I have mostly upheld the promise I made you :-) You are the most wonderful grandfather ever!!!

With love, respect, and appreciation from your granddaughter,


Brittany Hudgins
   Posted Wed February 22, 2017
Hello Sweet Poppy,

Today makes thirteen years since you went home to be with the Lord. Guess what? It hasn't caused me to miss you less! Almost every day, I think of you and the memories we created together and I find myself missing those opportunities we could have had. But, I believe in God and I trust that He knew what He was doing when He took you to Heaven to be with Him in glory.

I have some important news and I wish I could tell you in person :-) I am getting married to my sweetheart Rusty. He is an amazing man and I know that you would have loved him. He is also missing a wonderful grandfather, but I believe its possible that you both will be there in spirit on our wedding day.

I love you so much and I miss you like crazy! Take care and know that I will continue to love you and miss you until we meet again.

Love Always,


Brittany Nicole Graham
   Posted Sun September 09, 2018
Happy Grandparent's Day Poppy!
I can't believe that it's been 14 years since I have seen your sweet face! I love you and miss you so much! You are always on my mind and in my heart 😍

Love Always,

Dr. Brittany Nicole Graham, EdD, MSN, RN
   Posted Fri February 22, 2019
Hi Poppy,

Today is always a rough day for me...I can't believe that it has been 15 years since you passed away. I have not had you in my life for longer than I had you in my life. That makes me sad, but I believe in God and His word---we WILL meet again one day!

So much has happened this past year---your sweet great-granddaughter Julieanna Nicole was born October 11th. She is a baby doll! I know that you would love her so much :-)
In December 2018, I finished my doctorate. You always said that I would go far with my education. The Good Lord, your memory, and encouragement from others helped me get there. Rusty and I also celebrated a year of marriage. We have hosted Mountain Stew for Christmas at our house for the past two years and I always want to keep your Christmas memory alive :-)

I really hope that you are proud of me! I will never forget the note I put in your casket---"I love you and I promise to make you proud of me." I have let you down at times, but God has really got a hold of me and I am at peace with the life I am living. I want to make another promise to you: I promise to tell Julieanna about you. Your memory will not stop with me.

You are really loved and missed! Thank you for your love and memories :-)

Love Always,

Brittany Nicole
   Posted Sat February 22, 2020
My Dearest Poppy,

I can't help I think about you on this day! I hope you know that I love you so much and I am grateful to have known you and to have you for a grandfather. I wish you could hear my precious daughter say, "Mack" when she sees your picture. You can tell that she loves you and I know that you love her. I miss you so much and I pray that you are proud of me!

Brittany & Julieanna

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