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Gloria Claudette Matney Smith

Updated: Jan 25, 2021

Gloria Claudette Matney Smith, 74, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, January 23, 2021, at Carrington Place in Rural Retreat, VA.

Claudette was a native of Buchanan County, Va., and was of the Baptist faith.

She was preceded in death by her father, Ron Keith Matney; parents, Willard Wilson Holbrook and Helen Elizabeth Church Holbrook; and one daughter, Dianna Lynn Epling.

Survivors include her two children, Audrey Kirk and husband Terry of Bluefield, Va., and Steven Epling and wife, Buffy of Maryville, Tenn.; three grandchildren, Hannah Epling, Dexter Kirk and Tabitha Kirk; one sister, Pamela Stiltner and husband, Cecil; and two brothers, Jerry Matney and wife, Mary and Ray Holbrook and wife, Tara; beloved nephews and nieces, Carter and Joseph Matney, Jonathan and Tyler Holbrook, Jenna Stiltner Johnson and Casey Holbrook; many cousins and friends she loved dearly.

A graveside service will be held at 2 P.M., on Tuesday, January 26, 2021, at Forest Hills Memory Gardens with Elder Jerry Matney, Elder Billie Campbell and Bro. William McClanahan officiating. Those attending are asked to gather at the cemetery by 1:45 P.M.

In accordance with COVID-19 regulations, all those attending services are asked to wear face coverings and follow social distancing guidelines.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests that memorial gifts be made the United Way of Southwest Va., Covid Relief Fund by visiting or by mail at P.O. Box 644, Abingdon, Va., 24212.

Frost Funeral Home & Cremation Services is honored to serve the family.


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