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Originally published: 2013-12-03 16:34:58
Last modified: 2013-12-03 16:35:43

Ada Shook Smith

Mrs. Ada Mildred Shook Smith, 91, of French Camp, Miss., formerly of the Matney Community, died Monday, Dec. 2, 2013, in Mississippi.

Smith was born Aug. 15, 1922, in Avery County, a daughter of the late Hoyle Hayes Shook and Ruth Michael Shook. She was a retired director of the Home Economics Department at Avery County High School.

Smith is survived by her husband, William Hade Smith of French Campand Banner Elk; one son, the Rev. Donald F. Smith and wife, Margie "Midge" Smith, of French Camp; three grandsons, Jody Michael Smith of Brandon, Miss., Hoyle Douglas Smith of Starkville, Miss., and Casey Don Smith of Pensacola, Fla.; one granddaughter, Vanessa Kay Smith of Buford, Ga.; three sisters, Audrey Rominger of Boone, Belinda Orr of Charlotte, and Joyce Wilson and husband, Ken, of Fairfax, Va.; and two brothers, Bradley Shook and wife, Mabel, of Banner Elk, and Errol Shook and wife, Patsy, of Boone. She is also survived by four great-grandchildren, and a number of nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one sister, Pauline North, and three brothers, Larry, Zeb, and Rhonda Shook.

Funeral services for Smith will be conducted 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 6, 2013, at Hampton Funeral Home Chapel. The body will lie in state at the chapel from 9 to 10 a.m. Services will be officiated by the Rev. Donald F. Smith. Burial to follow in White Rock Baptist Church Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Hampton Funeral Service.

Online condolences may be sent to the Smith family at

Hampton Funeral and Cremation Service is in charge of the arrangements.

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