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Rita Cannon Smith

August 10, 1954 — December 24, 2023

Caroleen, NC

Rita Cannon Smith, age 69, of Caroleen, passed away Sunday, December 24, 2023 at Rutherford Regional Medical Center.

Rita was born Tuesday, August 10, 1954 in Rutherford County to the late Don Cannon and Hazel Womick Cannon. She worked many years as a waitress for various local restaurants. Rita was of the Baptist faith. She enjoyed gardening, fishing and loved going on “Sisters” trips with her sisters.  

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Tina Brijl.

Those left to cherish her memory include her life companion, Douglas Garrett; son, Bronson Moore (Gina) of Ellenboro; daughter, Tracy Miller (Derick White) of Caroleen; sisters, Donna Flynn (Mike) of Cliffside and Lisa Smart (Dennis) of Ellenboro; uncle, Carl “Ham” Womick; aunt, Nadine Scruggs; grandchildren, Courtney Moore, Kelsey Moore, Ryan Moore, Kirstie Miller and twelve great-grandchildren.

No formal services will be conducted.


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