ethel smith
Ethel V. Smith, 73, of Weirton, passed away Thursday, January 29, 2009 in the Weirton Medical Center. Born July 16, 1935 in Baltimore, MD, she was the daughter of the late William H. and Vivian Joyce Bennett Whaley. Mrs. Smith was a homemaker and, in 1975, worked as a clerk for Sun Valley Grocery. She was a member of the Oakland United Presbyterian Church. Ethel is survived by her husband Robert A. "Smitty" Smith of Weirton; daughter Deborah M. Cunningham and her fianc Randy D. Kester of New Cumberland, WV; brother Darrell E. Whaley and his wife Marie of South Carolina; grandson Christopher M. Cunningham and his wife Rebecca of New Cumberland; nine nephews and 14 nieces. Friends will be received Saturday from 1-3 and 6-8 at the Greco-Hertnick Funeral Home, 3219 Main Street, Weirton where funeral services will be conducted at 2PM Sunday. Pastor Curt Watkins will officiate. Interment will be held at the convenience of the family. Memorial contributions may be made to the Oakland United Presbyterian Church. Funeral Home: Greco Hertnick Funeral Home 3219 Main Street Weirton, WV US 26062

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  1. Smitty, Debbie and family, Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family through this very difficult time. Our hearts go out to you for your loss.

  2. Dear Smitty and Debbie, I am so very sorry to learn that Ethel has gone from this life. I’ve missed seeing you all since my move to Texas. Please know that I’m holding you close in my heart. Love, Jackie

  3. Bob, please accept my deepest sympathy on the loss of your precious wife and my dear cousin. I pray God will be with you and bring you comfort in the days ahead. “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.” (Matthew 11:28)

  4. Smitty, Debbie & Family Just to let you know we share your grief. Ethel’s memory will always be precious, her love and her smiles touched so many hearts and lives, and memories and love lives forever. This hill won’t be the same without her! Our love, thoughts, prayers, and hugs go out to you all.

  5. Smitty, So very sorry to hear about Ethel’s passing. She had such a pleasant smile and easy way about her. Her energy had a profound affect on those of us fortunate to have shared time with her. Mark and Rhonda

  6. Smitty, Debbie and Family, We were so sorry to hear of Ethel’s passing. I remember all the good times we had together so many years ago. And what a good cook Ethel was…all the meals she made for us when we all lived downtown. God Bless

  7. We send our sympathy and regret that we are unable to attend viewing and services since we are at our Florida home for the winter. Ethel was a lovely person , We are sorry she was taken so early in her life.

  8. Bob & family (Mr Santa Claus) We are so sorry to hear about Ethel. All of us at Big Bear will miss her sweet ways & her peanut butter pie. She was blessed with you here to ease her path to peace. Sincerely, Norma, Sherry & John . Big Bear 433

  9. Bob and fam. We just heard about Ethel. So sorry. She was a good friend and class mate. She will be missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. May God Bless and keep at this time and always.

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