Canton - Annie Mode Smathers, 98, passed away on Monday, January 16, 2023 at Silver Bluff Nursing Home.
Annie was a native of Cleveland County, North Carolina but had resided in Haywood County for a number of years. She was the last of nine children to pass and was a daughter of the late Samuel James and Jennie Ada Haynes Mode. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Carroll M. Smathers; daughter-in-law, Linda Smathers; and son-in-law, Roger D. Boyd.
She is survived by two daughters, Wanda Eckenrod and Brenda Boyd, both of Canton; two sons, Phillip and Melvin Smathers, both of Canton; six grandchildren; and twelve great-grandchildren.
A private graveside service will be held at a later date.
The care of Mrs. Smathers has been entrusted to Wells Funeral Home of Canton.