Ella Mae Smith Dressler, age 83, of Climax, died Monday, July 13, 2020 at her home.
Mrs. Dressler was born September 22, 1936 in Chatham County, NC the daughter of Troy and the Pauline Hicks Smith, who preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by her husband: Dick "Red" Dressler; son: Timmy Ray Kearns; granddaughter: Jennifer Partin; and grandson: Josh Kearns.
She is survived by daughter: Janie Tuttle of Julian; and sons: Jeffrey Dale Kearns and wife, Teressa of Silk Hope, Johnny Kearns and wife, Pam of Staley, and Dennis Kearns of Climax; sisters: Omelia Beck of Siler City and Linda Davis of Bennett; 16 grandchildren, 26 great grandchildren and 3 great great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends Thursday, July 16, 2020 from 1:00 - 3:00 PM, with the funeral at 3:00 PM both at Community Baptist Church, 2575 Hamp Stone Road, Siler City, with Keith Johnson officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
Smith & Buckner Funeral Home is assisting the Dressler family.
Online condolences may be made at www.pughfuneralhome.com.