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Loretta S. Gaddy
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“1950 ~ 2018”

Canton – Loretta Smathers Gaddy 67, passed into the arms of Jesus her Savior on January 2, 2018 at her residence.

A native and lifelong resident of Haywood County, she was the daughter of the late George H. “Buddy” and Anna Belle Mathis Smathers. She was a member of Dutch Cove Baptist Church and loved her church family very much.

She is survived by her husband of 45 years, David Gaddy; two daughters, Anna Henderson and husband, Adam, and Dr. Aundria Lear and husband, Mark, all of Canton; one brother, George Leslie Smathers and wife, Betty, of Canton; three grandchildren, Haley, Holly, and Heath Henderson; and a special caregiver, Kathy Vance.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, January 5, 2018 at Dutch Cove Baptist Church with the Reverend Jason Miller officiating. Burial will follow at Morning Star Community Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. Thursday evening at Wells Funeral Home in Canton.

Memorials may be made to Morning Star Community Cemetery Maintenance Fund, P.O. Box 1746, Canton, NC 28716.

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6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Wells Funeral Home - Canton

3715 Asheville Highway
Canton, NC 28716





2:00 PM
Dutch Cove Baptist Church

4161 Dutch Cove Road
Canton, NC 28716

Cemetery Details


Morning Star Community Cemetery

2535 Dutch Cove Road
Canton, NC 28716


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