Helen Smith

Helen Elizabeth Poling Smith, 92, a resident of South Main Street, passed away Monday, Feb. 4, 2013, in Acute Care at Broaddus Hospital.

She was born at Philippi, Jan. 18, 1921, a daughter of the late Glenn and Beatrice Campbell Poling.

She was united in marriage in Nov. 6, 1943, to Allen P. Smith, who preceded her in death Sept. 17, 1969. Surviving are two nieces, Catherine A. Standish of Myrtle Beach, S.C ., and Debbie Frost and husband Mike of Snow Hill, Md.; one nephew, James G. Poling and wife, Mary, of Philippi; and one sister, Betty Jane Zzebator of Snow Hill, Md.

She was preceded in death by one brother, Charles S. Poling

Ms. Smith was the owner of Smith Department Store, member of Dorcas Rebakah Lodge 275 and Crim Memorial United Methodist Church

Friends will be received at Wright Funeral Home, 216 N. Walnut St. in Philippi today from 4 to 8 p.m. and Thursday, Feb. 7, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., the service time with the Rev. Tim Bleigh officiating. Interment will follow in Mt. Vernon Memorial Cemetery.

Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.wrightfuneralhomeservices.com.