Beverly Ann (Burch) Smith, 71, of Cottageville, WV, (Evergreen Hills Community) passed away October 7, 2019 at her home following an extended illness.

She was born April 5, 1948, in Montgomery, WV, a daughter of the late Russell G. and Evelyn Lucille (Boyd) Burch.

She was a retired teacher’s aide for the Jackson County Board of Education with 11 years of service at Cottageville Elementary School. She was a former member of God’s Church and currently attended the Evergreen Hills Freewill Baptist Church. She enjoyed cooking, crafts, shopping, reading and music.

Survivors include her husband of 51 years, Alan Ray Smith; son, Aaron Ray Smith of Peabody, MA; daughter, Belinda Lee Smith of Nashville, TN; brothers, Joe Burch (Carol) of Mount Alto and Bill Burch of Belleview, IL.

Service will be 11 a.m. Saturday, October 12, 2019, at Casto Funeral Home, Evans, WV, with Pastor Mark Price officiating. Burial will follow in the Jackson County Memory Gardens, Cottageville, WV. Visitation will be from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

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