The Stanly News and Press (Albemarle, NC)


June 18, 2014

Gennie Smith, 71, of Albemarle, passed away June 17, 2014

Wednesday, June 18, 2014 — Gennie Lynn Smith Smith, 71 years of age, of Albemarle, passed away Tuesday, June 17, 2014, at Stanly Regional Medical Center in Albemarle, N.C.

Gennie was born December 2, 1942, in Stanly County, to the late William Grady Smith and the late Clois Jane Huneycutt Smith. She was also preceded in death by her first husband, Billy Darrell Harris, and second husband, Walter Stack Smith.

The family will receive friends from  6-8 p.m. Thursday, June 19, 2014, at Hartsell Funeral Home of Albemarle. The funeral service will be at 1 p.m. on  Friday, June 20, 2014, at Immanuel Baptist Church, Albemarle, officiated by the Rev. Joe Smith. Burial will follow at Stanly Gardens of Memory, 2001 E. Main St., Albemarle. At other times the family will be gathering at her home.

She is survived by sons, Berry Harris and Jill Hartman and Terry Harris and Lori Young, all of Oakboro; stepsons, Sandy L. Smith and Gerald Smith and wife Angela, all of Albemarle; stepdaughter, Sylvia Stirewalt and husband David of New London; grandchildren, Dale, Sandy Jr. and Santanna Smith, Andy, Aaron and Anita Stirewalt, Ashley Mason, Amanda Laton and Ryan, Tyler and Brianna Harris; 13 great-grandchildren; and her beloved Chihuahuas, Sue, Baby and Rosco.

Gennie worked at TLC as a CNA. She was a loyal member of Immanuel Baptist Church. She loved her church and loved God.

Memorials may be made to Immanuel Baptist Church, 1309 Old Charlotte Road, Albemarle, NC 28001.                                                           

Hartsell Funeral Home of Albemarle is serving the Smith family.

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