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Jane Elaine (Hatley) Smith

October 19, 1929 ~ April 29, 2022 (age 92)


Jane Elaine Hatley Smith, 92, of Albemarle, passed away Friday, April 29, 2022 at Trinity Place in Albemarle.

Jane was born October 19, 1929 in Stanly County to the late Ulysses A. Hatley and the late Ruth Shank Biles. She was also preceded in death by husband, James Thomas Smith, daughter, Wanda Elaine (Joe) Mauldin, great-grandsons, Jonathan Morton Jr., and Kevin Kendall, half sisters, Betty Sue Furr, and Jeanette, son-in-law James Carriker.

Jane loved the Lord, her family, and her church family. She loved hummingbirds, all animals and plants especially her dog Sassy. Jane was the family jokester and loved to make people laugh. She was loved and will be missed by all. A special thanks to Trinity Place and all the wonderful nurses and care takers on A and B hall as well as her special roommate Elsie Hinson.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm, Tuesday, May 3, 2022 at Hartsell Funeral Home of Albemarle. The funeral service will be on Wednesday, May 4, 2022 at 11:00 am at Paul's Crossing Baptist Church in Richfield officiated by Ray Johnson. Burial will follow at the Paul's Crossing Baptist Church Cemetery at 40461 Paul's Crossing Road, Richfield.

Survivors include daughter, Libby Carriker, son, Darrell "Smiley" (Rose) Smith, son, Larry (Bonnie) Smith, grandchildren, Angela Kendall, Jonathan (Teresa) Morton, Jana (Frank) Gregory, Jodi Merritt, Ellie Morton, Jill (Jeremy) Talbert, Joanie (Eric) Mauldin, Jamie (Tiffany) Carriker, Jaman "J.T." (Amanda) Smith, Natalee (Zach) Rogers, 23 great-grandchildren, and 12 great-great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Hospice Of Stanly & The Uwharrie 960 N 1st St, Albemarle, NC 28001, Trinity Place 24724 US-52, Albemarle, NC 28001.

Family will be at the home of Darrell (Smily) Smith, 838 Brevard Drive, Albemarle, NC 28001

Hartsell Funeral Home of Albemarle is serving the Smith family. Online condolences may be made at

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May 3, 2022

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Hartsell Funeral Home Albemarle
522 N Second Street
Albemarle, NC 28001

Funeral Service
May 4, 2022

11:00 AM
Paul s Crossing Baptist Church (Richfield)

Interment following funeral service
May 4, 2022

Paul s Crossing Baptist Church (Crossing Road, Richfield)

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