Anne Smith Hall

September 5, 1933May 9, 2018

Anne Smith Hall, 84, of Conover, died peacefully at home on Wednesday, May 9, 2018. She was born to the late Leona Leatherwood Smith and Elmer Smith on September 5, 1933.

Anne was a graduate of Union High School and Spartanburg General Hospital School of Nursing. She later completed her BS in Nursing at Appalachian State University while working as Director of Nursing at the Lutheran Home. She went on to become a licensed nursing home administrator and the Vice President of Quality Assurance at Brian Center. Anne was a devoted advocate for quality healthcare, especially for the elderly. She inspired many young women to enter the medical profession and to reach their highest potential.

Anne was committed to caring for others through volunteerism at her church, First United Methodist in Conover, Eastern Catawba Cooperative Christian ministries (ECCCM) and numerous community organizations and boards. For family, friends and those in need, Anne was quick to arrive with home cooked meals, South Carolina peaches or a cheerful handwritten note.

Anne was predeceased by her loving husband of 55 years, Bob Hall. She is survived by her daughter, Dr. Cynthia Hall Dent and husband, Dr. John Dent of Charlottesville, VA; son, Rob Hall and wife, Mickie of Charlotte, NC; son, Mark Hall and wife, Lynn of Conover, NC; four grandchildren, Morgan and Robert Dent, Jane and Drew Hall; sister, Betty Mann and husband Ferald; brother, William Smith and wife Ellen; brother, Howard Smith and a number of nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held Friday, May 18, 2018 at 11:00 am at First United Methodist Church, 410 1st Avenue North, Conover, NC 28613. The family will receive friends following the service in the Family Life Center of the church.

Memorials may be made to Eastern Catawba Cooperative Christian Ministry, PO Box 31, Newton, NC 28658; First United Methodist Church, PO Box 235, Conover, NC 28613; or to United Church Homes and Services Foundation, 102 Leonard Avenue, Newton, NC 28658.

Condolences may be sent to the Hall family at

The Hall family has entrusted funeral arrangements to Drum Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Conover, NC.



  • Memorial Service Friday, May 18, 2018


  • Receiving of Friends

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Cristal Rager

May 13, 2018

I am sorry to learn this morning of Anne's passing. May she rest in peace. I will always remember her with a smile on her face. She and your Dad leave such caring legacies for those who knew them. Prayers and blessings to all - Cristal Travis Rager

Greta Lint

May 12, 2018

Dearest Cindy, Rob and Mark,

My heart goes out to you all during this difficult time. I remember your parents well; I spent a lot of time at your house when I was growing up.

You are all in my thoughts and prayers - especially this Mother's Day weekend.

Greta Lint