Anne Garrett Smith, 91, of Salisbury NC, formerly of Falling Waters, WV and Hamlet, NC, passed away peacefully, October 31, 2020, at Trinity Oaks Health & Rehab.
Anne was born February 16, 1929 to Charles Grady Garrett and Florence (Covington) Garrett of Rockingham, NC. Anne attended Rockingham HS and married M. LeRoy (Roy) Smith of Hamlet, a US Naval officer and aviator, in 1950.
Anne traveled overseas extensively, living in Trinidad, British West Indies, New Delhi, India and later in London, England. Anne and her husband Roy resided in Hamlet for many years, where she was secretary of the First Presbyterian Church.
Anne was a loving, devoted mother to five children: Roy, Jr, Linda, Steve, Julie and Paul. A woman of strong faith, Anne was loved by all those she knew and touched. Friends and family alike adored Anne as a sweet, gentle, kind-hearted soul, full of grace and beauty. She was an accomplished artist and loved teaching and doing crafts of all kinds with her daughters and grandchildren.
Preceding Anne in death were her parents; her husband Roy of 58 years; brothers Frank Garrett & Charles Grady Garrett, Jr; sister Jeanne Allen; daughter Linda Novack; son Steve Smith; and grandson Garrett Brownell.
Survivors include her sons Roy Smith (Dolores) of Austin, TX and Paul Smith (Nora) of Waynesville, NC; daughter Julie Helms (Joe) of Salisbury, NC; grandchildren Shelley Rutherford (Matt) of Austin, TX, Paul Smith, Jr of Waynesville, NC, Jeremy Tyler Helms of Charleston, SC, Josh Helms (Shannon) of Lombard, IL, Lindy Croft (Harrison) of Charleston, SC, Carson Brownell (Kristi) of Sanford, FL, Cooper Brownell (Jen) of Boca Raton, FL, and Steve Smith, Jr of Oldsmar, FL; great grandchildren Olivia & Beau Rutherford, Reese Brownell, and Henry Helms.
A Graveside service will be announced at a later date due to Covid environment.