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Margaret Elizabeth Smith

August 10, 1934October 19, 2020
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Margaret Elizabeth Smith, 86, of Martinsburg, WV passed away peacefully on Monday, October 19th at INOVA (Landsdown) Hospital in Leesburg, VA.

Margaret was born in Besoco, WV on August 10, 1934, the daughter of the late Lonnie and Opal Garretson.

She was preceded in death by her brothers, Frank and Perry Garretson and sisters, Marcelle Bruce and Nina Taylor. Margaret is survived by her loving husband of 63 years, Dean Smith; son, John and Carolyn Smith of Kill Devils Hill, NC; daughter, Linda and Sam Bellomo of Purcellville, VA; 4 grandchildren, Kimberly Smith of Christiansburg, VA, Jason and Anna Smith of Amarillo, TX, Ethan Smith of Lovettsville, VA and Katie Bellomo of Purcellville, VA; brothers, Paul Garretson of Woodbridge, VA and James and Pam Garretson of Beaver, WV.

Margaret was a 1952 graduate of Stoco High School in Coal City, WV. Margaret and Dean moved to Alexandria, VA in 1961 and then settled in Sterling, VA from 1963 to 2004. They lived in Charles Town, WV from 2004-2018 and currently reside in Martinsburg, WV. Margaret worked as a supervisor at Electronic Instrumentation Inc. (EIT) in Sterling for 30 years. Margaret loved cooking for her family, but her specialty was making fudge, peanut butter balls and cheesecake at Christmas which she loved to share with her cherished family and friends.

Margaret’s services will be held on Monday, October 26, 2020 at Blue Ridge Funeral Home, 5251 Robert C. Byrd Drive, Beckley WV 25801. Visitation will be held from 11:00AM until 12:00PM with the funeral service beginning at 12:00PM, followed by a committal service at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens.

Online condolences and other information can be found by visiting www.blueridgefuneralhome.com Due to current health restrictions all guests must wear facial coverings and practice social distancing. Blue Ridge Funeral Home, 5251 Robert C. Byrd Drive, Beckley is honored to be assisting the family.

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  • Visitation

    Monday, October 26, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Monday, October 26, 2020

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Meloney Goins

October 26, 2020

Dear Linda and Family
My thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this very sad time.
My forever memories of your mom are of love and laughter. She made your home so warm and welcoming and I loved being there at Christmas time. Always an abundance of the best cookies and fudge and there was no way she would let you leave without getting your fill. She just had a way of making you feel special when you walked through her door. She would stop anything she was doing to sit and talk, talk talk. She made me feel like family and will never be forgotten!

Betty Meadows

October 26, 2020

Margaret was my favorite cousin, friend and playmate growing up
in Josephine, W.va. I will miss knowing that she is gone. My prayers
go out to Dean and the family.

Gene & Barbara Bruce

October 25, 2020

This picture from 1987 of Aunt Margaret (pink dress) in the conga line at our wedding reception is such a perfect representation of her fun-loving spirit! It is a memory of her we will always cherish. Our sympathy and love, Gene and Barbara

Jason Kelly

October 25, 2020

Our first Halloween moving to West Virginia 2016, Jack made sure to stop by for his Mrs. Margaret hug and to tell Mr. Dean he'd be back for Oreos after trick-or-treating.

Marlow and Sandra Zigler

October 24, 2020

Dear John, Carolyn and Family,
We are so sorry for your loss. Please accept our deepest and most heartfelt sympathy and condolences.
Your neighbors in KDH, Marlow and Sandy

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