Ann Smith Lutz

January 18, 1930December 25, 2018

Ann Smith Lutz age 88, of Newton, surrounded by her family, passed peacefully from her earthly life following a brief illness on December 25, 2018.

Born in Maiden, North Carolina on January 18, 1930, she was the daughter of the late Wade Franklin Smith and Winnie Stine Smith. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband of 35 years, William Harvey Lutz, and siblings Mozelle Smith Coulter, Jacob Elmore Smith, Susie Josh Smith, and Betty Stine Smith.

Ann is survived by her two children Annette Lutz Oakes (William) of South Boston, VA and William (Bill) Lutz, Jr. (Kim) of Newton. She is also survived by grandchildren Will Oakes, Lesley Oakes Horne, William Harvey(Trey)Lutz III, Clayton Ramsey Lutz, and Jason Anthony Jarrett and great-grandchildren Brilee, Cora-Lee, Ford, James, Lawson, Josie and Lydia who were her pride and joy.

Ann was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother. She worked for many years in the offices of Ridgeview Hosiery. She was an active lifelong member of Grace Reformed United Church of Christ, who always gave freely of her time, energy and resources and love. Ann was a member of the Bas Bleu Club and a volunteer in numerous community service organizations. She enjoyed life and lived it to the fullest. Ann enjoyed hiking in the mountains and was passionate about working in her yard. She was a true friend and inspiration to those whose lives she touched,

A funeral service will be Saturday, December 29, 2018 at 1:00 at Grace Reformed United Church of Christ in Newton with Rev. Ryan Brakemeyer officiating.

The receiving and reception will follow immediately after the service in the church fellowship hall.

Private burial will be at Eastview Cemetery in Newton prior to service.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial be made to Grace Reformed United Church of Christ Scholarship Fund at 117 E J St Newton, NC 28658 or to a charity of one’s choice.


  • Funeral Service Saturday, December 29, 2018
  • Receiving and Reception Saturday, December 29, 2018

Ann Smith Lutz

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Kathy Darrell Martin

December 29, 2018

I am so saddened about Ann. I treasured my time with her. While cleaning her home ,I got to know your sweet mom. Her yard and flowers were so beautiful. Her African violets were amazing. I used to kid her about catching squirrels and taking them to the cemetery to release them. She shared her books for me to read. She was amazing lady. I missed her ,when I no longer cleaned. I would stop by to see her sometimes. This time of year she would ne working on a puzzle. You all are in my prayers. Sorry I can't make the service. I just had back surgery 3 weeks ago. If I can do anything for you or Bill just let me know. Kathy Martin 828-612-4508.

Becky McRee

December 28, 2018

Mrs. Lutz (as I remember her) was always an inspiration to me. Growing up in Grace Church, living in other locales, and eventually returning to Newton, I was happy to re-connect with Ann again. She was always a smiling, kind lady. My mother thought so much of Ann and they frequently talked on the phone. I remember going to church at Grace with Bill and Annette when they were small (younger than me). The Lutz Family was a very nice family and so well thought-of.
Ann will be greatly missed in Newton and Catawba Co.
Becky Ikerd Alghrary-McRee

Beth Trouille

December 28, 2018

Ann was a wonderful sister to Betty and we all enjoyed her visits and faithfulness. She was a delight.

Karen Kustesky

December 27, 2018

The first day I walked into Grace UCC Church, Ann greeted me with her beautiful smile and warm loving presence. It is cliché to say that God must have needed another angel, but he definitely got one with Ann. My thoughts and prayers go out to all of the family.