Arlena Evelyn Green Smith, 78, of Welch, WV, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, April 6, 2022 at McDowell Nursing and Rehab, Gary, WV. She was born on January 16, 1944 in Hensley, WV to Harrison and Tempa Burks Green. She is a lifelong resident of the Welch-Pineville Road. She is a member of the North Welch First Church of God, serving as a Sunday School Teacher, Youth Leader, choir member and board member.
In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by twelve brothers and five sisters.
Those left to cherish her memory are her loving husband Ralph Smith, a son Troy Smith and wife Jamie of Oceana, a step daughter Teresa Rushton and husband Alvin of Montgomery, AL, a step son Wesley Erwin of Montgomery, AL, four grandchildren Colton Smith of Huntington, Landin Smith of Oceana, Regan Willis and husband Paul of AL and Caleb Catrett of Montgomery, AL, her fur baby Boo Boo of the home, three sisters Teresa Gail Hite and husband Jimmie of Pineville, Faye Parks of Collinsville, VA and Thelma Rotenberry and husband Bill of Collinsville, VA, a brother Carl Green and wife Libby of VA, and a host of nieces, nephews and other loving family and friends.
Funeral service will be held at 1 pm on Saturday, April 9th at the North Welch First Church of God, Welch, WV with Pastor Scott Long officiating. She will be laid to rest in the Emily Green Cemetery, Pad Fork, WV. Friends may gather with the family from 12 pm until time of service on Saturday at the church. Pallbearers will be her nephews. The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff of the McDowell Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Gary, WV.
The family is being served by the Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV.