She was born Aug. 25, 1923, in Clay County, the daughter of Grant and Estella Purcell Nicoson. She attended Wools grade school and Staunton High School. On April 9, 1946, she married Charles L. Smith.
As a young lady she worked at G. C. Murphy's in Brazil. Later she worked at Quaker Maid and then at Columbia Enamel, retiring in 1986. Retirement didn't last for long, as she became one of the first "greeters" at the local Brazil Wal-Mart. She retired from that position six-years-ago at the age of 80.
Edith developed quite a skill in the sport of Archery. In 1967, she was the State Champion. She enjoyed traveling to the beach and spending time with family.
Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law Vickie and James Bass, Fishers, son Steve Smith and his friend Tracy Deahl, Brazil, three granddaughters Amy Compton and husband John, Stephanie Hood and husband Wade, and Stacey Smith and friend Austin Souder, three great-grandsons Trevor Compton, Grant Compton and Landin Souder, one sister Maxine Beaman, Brazil, several nieces and nephews and extended family.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Charles, who died Oct. 19, 1972, three sisters Gladys Riley, Edlene Buzzard and Ruby Ferry, an infant sister and an infant brother named Chauncey.
Services will be held Friday, at 11 a.m., at French Funeral Home, with Pastor Howard Hughes officiating. Burial will follow at Clearview Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday, from 4-8 p.m., and again Friday prior to services. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Carbon Baptist Church.
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