James Edward Smith, 48, of Cherokee died unexpectedly on August1, 2010 at Mission Hospital in Asheville.
Eddie was an active member of his community and represented Yellowhill as a School Board Member. He was employed as a public works inspector and was a member of Piney Grove Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by one son Davey Lynn Smith.
He is survived by his parents Charles and Lucille Smith, his wife Norman Jean, children Felicia Lucille, Jill Chantai Swayney, Cecelia U. Maney all of the home, James David Smith, Bobby Joe Smith and Celia Ann Smith all of Cherokee, Fashia Lynn Teesateskie of Robbinsville, five grandchildren and sisters Charlene Maney and Angie Smith of Cherokee.
The family will receive friends at the Cherokee Cultural Center at the new Cherokee Central School at 6pm on Wednesday August 4. The funeral will be held at the same location on Thursday, August 5 at 2pm with burial to follow at the Taylor Cemetery.
Services will be conducted by Rev. Roland Whitaker, Rev. Ray Kinsland and Rev. Don Ensley. Pallbearers will be Glenn Bradley, Michael Harlan, George Burgess, Sam Toineeta, R.D. Allison, Bob Bradley and Brian Waldroup.
Long House Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to Eddie’s daughter for travel expenses related to a medical condition: Norma Smith, 256 Smith Road, Cherokee, NC 28719.