CLYDE – Vivian Joyce Smith McDarris, age 88, died Monday, August 27, 2018.
Ms. McDarris was born July 27, 1930 in Buncombe County to the late Roy Elias and Beulah Viola McDaris Smith. Vivian was a retired tailor, chef and author of “Black Fog”, under her pen name, V.J. Mack. She was a member of Long’s Chapel United Methodist Church, Waynesville.
Surviving are daughters, Linda C. Whitted, Judy C. Smith, and Kay C. Free; sister, Betty Jo Parnell; five grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren.
A celebration of life will be held at 11:00 A.M. Saturday, September 1, 2018 in Long’s Chapel United Methodist Church, Waynesville. Reverends Tim McConnell and Leyton Alan Mears will officiate. Family and friends are invited to wear lime green colored clothing in honor of Vivian’s favorite color.
She will be laid to rest in the columbarium at West Memorial Park close to the water fall.
West Funeral Home is assisting the family.
In lieu of flowers or plants, memorial contributions may be made to: Long’s Chapel United Methodist Church “The Imagine Building Fund” PO Box 459, Lake Junaluska, NC 28745 or American Heart Association, 7272 Greenville Ave., Dallas, TX 75231.
For those who desire, condolences may be offered to the family under Ms. McDarris’ obituary at www.WestFamilyFuneralServices.com.
Celebration of Life
Long's Chapel United Methodist Church
Saturday September 1st, 2018
175 Old Clyde Road
Waynesville, NC 28785
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I'm so sorry. I just found out and am devastated I didn't get over to see her and give her a hug. She was an amazing person and a great Foster Grandparent!
Submitted by Torrie Murphy on Sep 22 2018 01:10:27 PM
Thinking of you, wishing you hope in the midst of sorrow, comfort in the midst of pain. You are now with the Lord. God bless you now and forever.
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I was so sorry to hear about your mom. She was a fantastic woman who was always upbeat and positive. She will be missed by all who knew her.
Submitted by Sharon K Otruk on Sep 3 2018 07:15:07 PM
Will be keeping the family in our prayers as you mourn the loss of your dear mother. We visited with her in the past year and she was always a delight. How lucky you were to have her as your mom.
Submitted by Leila and Sam Lupfer on Sep 3 2018 10:08:37 AM
For each member of the family, we are so sorry for your loss. Especially for Kay my sister-in -law. No words can comfort that we can give. So very sorry.
Submitted by Jim & Zachie Mason on Sep 1 2018 07:38:00 PM
Kay: My thoughts will be with you tomorrow, I pray that you will have peace knowing that this is not the end, but the beginning of a new and glorious life for your Mom. I wish that I could be there with you, but you know that we all love you! Ande
Submitted by Ande Owens on Aug 31 2018 06:13:59 PM
Though I only knew her for a short time, she was one sweet lady. I really enjoyed talking to her almost every day. My deepest sympathies go out to the family.
Submitted by Pam stockton on Aug 31 2018 05:48:20 PM
I knew Ms. Vivian from when she volunteered at Clyde Elementary. She was a lovely woman with a kind word and a smile for all she met.
Submitted by Judy Russell on Aug 30 2018 08:10:40 PM
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