Louise Smith Arvey
Louise Smith Arvey, 76, of Hendersonville, went to be with the Lord on November 2, 2016. Visitation was Friday November 4, 2016 from 1-2 pm and services immediately followed by Pastor Eddie Dietz at Crisp Funeral Home in Bryson City, NC.
Louise was born on March 25, 1940, the daughter of Clyde and Gladys Smith of Bryson City, NC. Louise attended Swain High School until her senior year, when she attended and graduated from Sedro Wooley High School, WA. Louise attended Everett Community College where she studied business.
Louise met and married the Love of her life and best friend- the late Bennett C. Arvey who she met while at Swain High School. They married in 1957 while Bennett was stationed in Fort Lewis, Washington. After the marriage the couple returned back to Bryson City where they could be closer to their extended family. She spent her career working for Duke Power and retired after 24 years.
Louise is survived by her two sons Bennett “Gregg” Arvey of Fletcher, NC and Gary L. Arvey of Long Beach, MS and “Snickers”. She was the proud aunt of Beth (Arvey) Jenkins, Randy Arvey, Brad Sutton and the late Kim (Arvey) Blankenship.
Louise was a member of Franklin Grove Baptist Church in Bryson City. Louise was a auxiliary member of the Swain County Rescue Squad.
The family has requested in lieu of flowers that donations be made to Swain County Rescue Squad in Bryson City, NC.