Carothers Funeral Home at Gaston Memorial Park

2205 Williamsburg Drive, Gastonia, NC


Agnes Smith

April 25, 1923September 15, 2019

Agnes (Plemmons) Smith, 96, of Gastonia went to her heavenly home on Sunday, September 15, 2019. Agnes was a lifelong member of the Salvation Army, becoming a Soldier in the 1940’s. Professionally, she worked as a bookkeeper at Gaston Memorial Hospital in the nurse’s payroll department. She will be dearly missed by all that knew and loved her. Agnes is preceded in death by her husband, Claburn T. Smith and daughter, Bunny Gentry.

Left to cherish their memories of Agnes are her daughter; Phyllis Cloninger and husband Dean, granddaughters; Wendy Thomas and Nikii Pittman and husband Timmy, great-grandson Timothy Thomas, sisters; Mary Barron and Ellen Stephens and husband Herb and beach buddies Sue Self and Sharon Lee.

A Celebration of Life Service for Agnes will be held at 12:00 noon on Thursday, September 19, 2019 at the Salvation Army, 1506 Union Road, Gastonia. The family will receive friends beginning at 11:00 AM at the church. Burial will follow the celebration of Life Service in the Devotion Garden of Gaston Memorial Park. Captain Jonathan Raymer will officiate the services.

In lieu of flowers, the family request that donations be made in Agnes’ name to the Salvation Army, 1506 Union Road, Gastonia, NC 28054.

Fond memories of Agnes and condolences for the family may be left at www.carothersfuneralhomegastonia.com.

Carothers Funeral Home at Gaston Memorial Park is honored to serve the Smith Family.


  • Claburn T. Smith, Husband (deceased)
  • Bunny Gentry, Daughter (deceased)
  • Phyllis Cloninger and husband Dean, Daughter
  • Wendy Thomas, Granddaughter
  • Nikii Pittman and husband Timmy, Granddaughter
  • Timothy Thomas, Great Grandson
  • Mary Barron, Sister
  • Ellen Stephens and husband Herb, Sister
  • Sue Self, Beach Buddy
  • Sharon Lee, Beach Buddy

  • Salvation Army


  • Receiving of Friends Thursday, September 19, 2019
  • Celebration of Life Service Thursday, September 19, 2019
  • Committal Service Thursday, September 19, 2019


Agnes Smith

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Sue self

September 19, 2019

Agnes was a wonderful friend. She made me feel like family and she loved her family and friends. We had some great times with her at her beach house that she called "the sandbox" Sharon & I loved spending time with her and listening to her stories. She also loved her church,The Army.When she couldn't drive at night anymore we started taking her to her home league meetings. We have met some wonderful women in that group and others there also.She will truly be missed.