Mertie was born in Chatham County on July 30, 1950, to John Mashburn and Bertha Lewis Mashburn Winslow. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Troy Smith; sister, Leslie Selig; brother, Woodrow Mashburn; and her beloved dogs, Bella and Phoebe.
Mrs. Smith attended Carbonton Global Methodist Church. She worked for many years at Charles Craft as a spinner. She enjoyed watching T.V. and shopping.
Mertie is survived by her sisters, Mary John Scott of Staley, and Norma Baum of Snow Camp; brothers Harold David Mashburn of Staley and Jessie Roland Mashburn and wife Karen, of Siler City; and several nieces and nephews.
A visitation will be held on Tuesday, August 15, 2023 at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home, from 12:30 - 1:30 PM. A graveside service will follow at 2:00 PM at Mt. Vernon Spring Presbyterian Church with Rev. Bob Wachs officiating.
Smith & Buckner Funeral Home is serving the Smith family.
Online Condolences may be made at www.smithbucknerfh.com