First Posted: 8/19/2009
MOUNT AIRY Mrs. Myrtle Lee Puckett Smith, 80, of 1703-C N. Main St., Mount Airy, passed away Tuesday morning, Aug. 18, 2009, at Northern Hospital of Surry County. Mrs. Smith was born May 18, 1929, in Surry County to the late Haywood and Sara Edwards Puckett. She was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was a member of Crooked Oak Moravian Church. Surviving are two daughters and a son-in-law, Sharon Smith of Mount Airy and Gail and Ron Earnest of Simpsonville, S.C.; two grandchildren and a spouse, Casey Earnest of Simpsonville, S.C., and Curtis Curt and Robin Sumner of Hillsville, Va.; and two great-grandchildren, Sam Sumner and Sara Sumner, both of Hillsville. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Smith was preceded in death by her husband, Hermit S. Smith; a daughter, Betty Jo Sumner; and a sister, Barbara Epperson. A private graveside service was held Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2009, at 11 a.m. at Mount Bethel Moravian Church Cemetery. The Rev. Gary Easter was the officiating minister. There was no formal visitation held at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Crooked Oak Moravian Church, 76 Flower Gap Road, Cana, VA 24317. Moody Funeral Services in Mount Airy assisted the Smith family.