Barney Mere Smith, 88, of Packs Hill Road, Lenoir, NC died Friday, November 21, 2008 at Hospice of Caldwell County’s William E. Stevens, Jr. Patient Care Unit. Born on October 31, 1920 in Cleveland, TN, she was the daughter of the late Floyd Moorefield and Irene Mere Moorefield. Barney was a member of Poarch’s Chapel and loved everyone she met, especially children.She is survived by sons, Fairdy Smith, Jr., and wife, Valery, Earl Ray Smith, and James Allen Smith and wife, Paula, all of Morganton; daughters, Betty Shuffler and husband, Bobby, and Cynthia "Cindy" Woody and husband, Mike, all of Lenoir, NC; twelve grandchildren, and twenty-three great-grandchildren.In addition to her parents, Barney was preceded in death by her husband, Rev. Fairdy B. Smith; a brother, William Moorefield; and a sister, Ethel Goins.The funeral will be held at 3:00 p.m., Sunday, November 23, 2008 at Poarch’s Chapel with Reverends Wallace Smith and Odell Shuffler officiating. The family will receive friends at the church one hour prior to the service. Burial will follow in Abundant Life Tabernacle Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Caldwell Hospice and Palliative Care, Inc., 902 Kirkwood St., NW, Lenoir, NC 28645. Sossoman Funeral Home is assisting the family with the arrangements.

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