KILMARNOCK—Faye Rich Smith, 71, of Kilmarnock passed away March 9, 2019, surrounded by the love of family and friends.
Faye was a devoted mother, wife and friend to many. She was born on August 27, 1947, in Lynchburg to the late Robert Irvin Rich and Inell Compton Rich. She graduated from E.C. Glass High School, Lynchburg, in 1965 and from Phillips Secretarial College two years later.
She is survived by her husband of 51 years, William H. Smith IV, and resided in Kilmarnock for 44 years. She also is survived by her son, Troy Smith (Lynn); and grandchildren, Devin and Hailey of Lively; her daughter, Tina Beierly (Robert) and grandchild, Brayden of Gloucester; three nephews, Charles and Tommy Campbell of Georgia and Robert (Terri) Campbell of South Carolina; along with her lifelong friend and confidant Leegie (Steve) Kirby of Lynchburg.
She was preceded in death by her sister, Cynthia Campbell.
She was a retired General District Court Clerk with 37 years of service. She served the counties of Essex, Northumberland and lastly Lancaster County.
She had a heart of gold and gave a smile and helping hand to anyone she met. She was immensely proud of her family and leaves behind nothing but beautiful memories and a legacy of kindness, compassion and humility. She was strong in mind and spirit and stood up for everything she believed in on a daily basis.
Those who knew Faye would all agree that she was one of the kindest souls to walk this earth.
A memorial service will be held at 3 p. m. Saturday, March 16, at Currie Funeral Home, Kilmarnock. Family will receive friends from 1:30-3 p.m. at the funeral home prior to the service.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Virginia, 1328 Tappahannock Boulevard, P.O. Box 2098, Tappahannock, VA 22560; or Bon Secours Rappahannock General Hospital Outpatient Infusion Center, P.O. Box 1449, Kilmarnock, VA 22482.