Biography of

Mattie McNeel Beard Smith


Born 21 May 1894
Died 23 Mar 1967
Married Zed Sherrard Smith, 17 May 1917


Children Born
Mattie McNeel Smith 13 Jan 1918
Zed Sherrard Smith III 21 May 1920


Obituary:  Zed Sherrard Smith, Jr., 73 of Marlinton, died Monday March 30, 1970 in the Pocahontas Memorial Hospital.  Born at Warm Springs, VA February 4, 1897, he was a son of the late Zed S. Smith, Sr. and Annie Richardson Smith.

He was a member and elder of the Marlinton Presbyterian Church and a former president of the Pocahontas County Court.  he was a director emeritus of the First National Bank in Marlinton and a former president of the banks board of directors.

On May 17, 1917, he was married to Mattie McNeel Beard.  He was preceded in death by his wife and a son, Zed. S. Smith, III, one sister Miss Gladys Smith, and one brother, Lieutenant Thomas C. "Pud" Smith.

Survivors include one daughter, Miss Peggy Smith of Marlinton; two brothers, Clarence Smith of Marlinton and F.E. Smith of Hot Springs, North Carolina; and two sisters, Mrs.. Boyd Smith of Sarasota, Florida, and Mrs. J.W.Reynolds of Buckhannon; and a granddaughter, Mrs. Donald Zlatnick of California.

Funeral services will be held at Thursday afternoon at two o'clock in the Marlinton Presbyterian Church by the Rev. Donald Wood.  Burial will be in the Mountain View Cemetery.

Obituary: Mrs. Mattie McNeel Beard Smith, 72, died in Pocahontas Memorial Hospital March 23, 1967, after a three month's illness.  The daughter of Charles Edgar and Lucy McNeel, she was born at Mill Point May 21, 1894.  Mrs. Smith had served devotedly for 43 years as organist of the Marlinton Presbyterian Church, playing for both the adult and youth chorus, and was active in the Women of the Church.  Her service was recognized several years ago with a Life Membership honor.  She had long been an active member of the Marlinton Women's Club.  Surviving are her husband, Zed S. Smith, Jr. and a daughter Miss Peggy Smith.  She was preceded in death by a son, Colonel Z.S. Smith III, and two brothers, Tom and Carl Beard.  Services were held Sunday afternoon in the Marlinton Presbyterian Church by the Rev. Fred W. Walker, Sr. with burial in the Mountain View Cemetery.