GREENSBORO, N.C. — Services in loving memory of former Pulaski native and resident Jeanne Kegley Duncan Smith will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 8, in the chapel of First United Methodist Church, 512 North Main St., High Point, N.C. The family will receive friends following the service in the fellowship hall.
Mrs. Smith, 83, died Feb. 15, 2014. Born July 12, 1930, in Pulaski, she was the daughter of the late Mr. Charles Pearson Kegley Sr., and the late Mrs. Lillian Emma Powers Kegley of Pulaski. She was predeceased by her first husband, the Rev. Thomas J. Duncan Jr., in 1974 and by her second husband, William R. Smith, in 2004, and by her brothers, Charles P. (Buddy) Kegley Jr., in 1975 and Dan M. (Potts) Kegley in 1995, and by her sisters, Margaret K. Greenwood in 2007 and Lois K. Lewey in 2010.
Mrs. Smith was a 1948 graduate of Pulaski High School. She was a retired LPN who worked in the practices of High Point OBGYN Associates and of Dr. R. Van Fletcher. She was an active member of First United Methodist Church of High Point, N.C., including a former president of the United Methodist Women’s group of the church, a faithful volunteer for the church’s twice-yearly Parson’s Table ministry held during the International Furniture Market, a regular participant in Wonderful Wednesdays fellowship dinners and activities, and, on occasion, a member of the choir.
Mrs. Smith was an avid beachgoer and enthusiast for the North and South Carolina coastlines. She was a devoted student of Bible studies and an animal lover with a special fondness for cats and birds. She completed training as a hospice volunteer and she volunteered for Habitat for Humanity. She will be remembered as a warm friend and good neighbor, and as a beloved mother, sister and aunt.
Mrs. Smith is survived by her daughter, Joy Duncan Smith, of Atlanta, Ga.; her twin sister, June K. Foley of Richmond; her step-daughter, Kay C. Rhem, of Raleigh, N.C.; her step-granddaughter, Brooke Boyd, of Portland, Ore., her half-brother, Winston P. Kegley, of Knoxville, Tenn. and many nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorials be made to the First United Methodist Church, 135 4th Street NW, Pulaski, VA, 24301, where both she and her mother were baptized and where she attended church until she moved to Greensboro, N.C., in 1956 with her Pulaski-born husband and high school sweetheart, Tom, and their infant daughter, Joy.