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Luane Smith Williard

February 13, 1950 — December 31, 2022

Mocksville – Luane Smith Williard, 72, passed away December 31, 2022 at Gordon Hospice House in Statesville. She was born February 13, 1950 to the late Clinton and Helen Joyner Smith. Luane graduated from Davie High School and Mitchell Community College. She worked different jobs until finishing her career at Yadkin County DSS, where she worked for 25 years. Luane was of Baptist faith and a member of Rock Spring Baptist Church in Harmony, where she taught Sunday school, sang in the choir, and played the piano for over 50 years. Later in life, she would substitute as a piano player at many different churches, with the last church being at Bread of Life Ministry in Mocksville. She enjoyed spending time with her friends at Bethel Baptist Church Sewing Ministry where they made quilts, scarves, and winter hats for the local community and mission outreach. In her spare time, she loved to read and try new recipes. Luane was preceded in death by her parents; her sister, Karen Smith; and brother and sister-in-law, Gordon and Dianne Smith. Those left to cherish her memory include her husband of 53 years, Johnny Williard; her children, Laura (Mark) Johnson, Jonette (Matthew) Poole, and J.C. (Christina) Williard; grandchildren, Hunter Poole, Hayden Poole, Houston Poole, Aza Williard, J.P. Williard, and Brian Williard; nephew, Chad (Nicole) Smith; great nephews, Andrew Guden, Alexander Smith, and Augusta Smith. Her memorial service will be 2:00 PM Saturday, January 14, 2023 at Bethel Baptist Church by the Rev. Greg McEwen and her son, J.C. Williard. The family will receive friends after the service in the Fellowship Hall at Bethel Baptist Church. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to be made to Bethel Baptist Church Sewing Ministry, 2132 Brandon Hills Road, Yadkinville, NC 27055 or Gordon Hospice House, 2341 Simonton Road, Statesville, NC 28625. Gentry Family Funeral Service in Yadkinville is serving the Williard family. Online condolences can be made at


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