Mary Ann Perry Smith (2018-08-13 14:49:28)

Mary Ann Perry Smith, age 77, of Rominger Road, Banner Elk, passed away Thursday afternoon, August 9, 2018, at Life Care Center of Banner Elk.

Mary Ann was born January 19, 1941 in Avery County, daughter of the late Thomas Hampton Perry and Belle Stewart Perry. She was a retired Licensed Practical Nurse and a member of Matney-Liberty Church. Mary Ann cared for and helped the neighbors in her community with their medical needs.

Mary Ann is survived by one daughter, Kimberly Grace Smith of Banner Elk; one son, Gregory Smith of Banner Elk; one brother, Joe H. Perry and wife Evanell of Banner Elk, and one sister-in-law, Odleen Perry of Banner Elk. She is also survived by a number of nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Lowell V. Smith, and two brothers, Robert Lee Perry and Thomas H. Perry.

Funeral services for Mary Ann Perry Smith will be conducted Sunday afternoon, August 12, 2018, at 2:30 o'clock, at Valley Haven Baptist Church in Banner Elk. The body will lie in state, at the church, from 1:30 until 2:30 o'clock. Burial will follow in the Valley Haven Baptist Church Cemetery.

The family will receive friends Saturday evening, from 6:00 until 8:00 o'clock, at Hampton Funeral Service.

Flowers are appreciated, or memorial contributions may be made to Caldwell Hospice and Palliative Care, 902 Kirkwood Street N.W., Lenoir, North Carolina, 28645.

Online condolences may be sent to the Smith family at

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