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Beulah Marie Smith Moore, 85

Beulah Marie Smith Moore, 85

Beulah Marie Smith Moore, 85, of Mills River passed peacefully from this life to her eternal life, on Sunday, October 30, 2016, after a sudden illness.

Beulah was a native and lifelong resident of Henderson County. She was a 1953 graduate of the Memorial Mission School of Nursing. She began her career as an RN at Patton Hospital in Hendersonville and was among the first staff members at Margaret R Pardee Hospital when Patton Hospital closed. She rounded out her nursing career as an Occupational Health Nurse, retiring from General Electric Corporation in Hendersonville after 35 years of service. Beulah was a past Sunday School teacher, 4-H leader and volunteer with the American Red Cross. She loved travelling with her family and taking care of and serving her community. She was a devoted wife – always supporting and backing her husband, Tom, who was a dairy farmer in the Mills River Valley. A mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, she supported her family in all their activities and always put the needs of everyone else before her own.

Beulah was the daughter of the late Claude Robert and Isabelle Drake Smith . She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 56 years, Tom. She was also preceded in death by her daughter, Nancy Gail Moore as well as her daughter-in-law, Janet Moore, all of the Mills River Valley.

She is survived by her 3 children: Carolyn Moore of Mills River; Thomas William “Tommy” Moore, Jr of Mills River and Cindy Walrath and her husband Paul of Phenix City, AL. She is also survived by her grandchildren: Mandi Hester and her husband Jason of Warner-Robbins, GA., Thomas William “T.W.” Moore. III and his wife Candice of Mills River, Tyler Freeman and Olivia Gail Moore of Mills River, Cassidy Elizabeth and Jana Abigail Walrath of Phenix City, AL and 1 great-grandson, Eli William Hester of Warner-Robbins, GA and many beloved nieces and nephews.

Beulah loved her family, friends and community. Many thanks to all who have visited, called and prayed during her illness. A very special thank you to our special angels – Steve and Sharon, Barb and the wonderful staff at The Lodge of Mills River.

Visitation will be held Wednesday, November 9, 2016 at Thos Shepherd and Son Funeral Home from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM. A graveside service will be held at 11:00 AM on Thursday, November 10, 2016 at the Moore-Whitaker Cemetery off Whitaker Lane in Mills River with the Rev. Jason Davis and the Rev. Harold Sitton officiating.

Flowers are welcomed or memorial contributions may be made to Mills River Fire and Rescue, 121 School House Rd, Mills River, NC 28759.

An online register book is available for family and friends by visiting Thos. Shepherd & Son Funeral Directors are in charge of the arrangements.