Connie Bowers Smith
Connie Bowers Smith, 62, of Bryson City went home to be with the Lord Tuesday, March 7, 2017 in a Swain County Hospital. A native of Swain County, she was the daughter of the late Geraldine Barker. She was also preceded in death by her brother, Max Thomas; and her grandparents, Dan and Fannie Bowers.
Connie was a member of the Stecoah Fire and Rescue and a dedicated member of Sawmill Hill Freewill Baptist Church. She was a wonderful wife, mother and grandmother.
She is survived by her husband of 45 years, Tom Smith; three daughters, Trina, Laurie and Carrie Smith; one granddaughter, Izabel Neugin; three grandsons, J.T. Neugin, Nicholas Thompson and Toby Thompson; one sister, Deborah Eng; her twin brother, Ronnie Bowers and aunt Laurie and her brother, Ira Thomas and wife Annabelle.
Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. Friday at Sawmill Hill Freewill Baptist Church. Rev. Gerald McGaha officiated with burial in the church cemetery.
The family received friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Crisp Funeral Home where Connie remained until placed in the church one hour prior to the service.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Gideon’s International, PO Box 2282, Bryson City, NC 28713.