Belva Maude Nichols Smith, 97, of Spencer, West Virginia, passed away on Tuesday, February 18, 2014 at the Hubbard Hospice House in Charleston, West Virginia.|
She was born April 20, 1916 in Roane County, a daughter of the late Benjamin Harrison and Rebecca Ray Nichols. She was a homemaker and formerly worked at Cabin Creek Quilts.
Belva is survived by two daughters, Rebecca Ann Smith and Barbara Gordon, both of Spencer; three sons, Kenneth Smith of Witchita, Kansas, Johnny Smith of Mt. Olive, West Virginia, and Richard Smith of Spencer; three sisters, Ethel Nichols of Wallback, West Virginia, and Betty Longsworth and Roberta Barnhouse, both of Richmond, Virginia; two brothers, William "Burl" Nichols and Alfred "Pete" Nichols, both of Spencer; and several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Elbert Smith; a daughter, Maysel Walker; five sons, Ben, Bob, George, Bill, and an infant, Lewis; and three brothers, Norville, Willington, and Seldon Nichols.
Service will be at 1:00 pm on Saturday, February 22, 2014 at the Taylor-Vandale Funeral Home in Spencer, with Rev. Danny Whited officiating. Burial will follow in the Otto Cemetery. Visiting is one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.