Funeral Services for Nora Kate Smith, 86, were held Sept. 16, 2011, at First Baptist Church Wylie with Pastor Emeritus Al Draper officiating and Pastor Jim Everidge assisting. Interment followed at the Wylie Cemetery.
Nora went home to be with our Lord on Sept. 13, 2011, in Anna with the family by her side.
Nora was born to the Rev. and Mrs. Charles E. Testerman on April 20, 1925, in Kylesford, Tenn. Soon thereafter the family moved to Hugo, Okla., where she was raised on a farm. She grew up in a Christian home, attended church regularly, and was saved and baptized Aug. 12, 1937.
She attended Hugo High School where she met and married her high school sweetheart Clifton Truitt Smith on Feb. 1, 1944. He served in the Navy in World War II. Following his service tenure, they moved to Wylie, where they raised their four children. She was widowed after 44 years of loving marriage. She later married Rev. Clyde McCord in 1988 and was widowed again after three years.
She loved and served the Lord throughout her entire life, always involved in the activities and ministries of First Baptist Church Wylie for as long as she was able to attend. She was active in Happy Circle, Silver Chords and area senior centers, and was a member of the Jane Douglas Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution.
She enjoyed gardering, crafts and traveling. A lifelong homemaker, she relished every opportunity to spend time with children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.
Nora is preceded in death by her two husbands and grandson Danny Smith. She is survived by her children, Kenny Smith and wife Patrecia, Reba Raney and husband Ty, Freta Villanueva and husband Richard, John Smith and wife Suzann; brothers Curt Testerman and Jack Testerman; sisters Nell Gant and Ethel Lewis; 11 grandchildren, Michael Smith, Chad Raney, Keri Jones, Sheila Adams, Bobbye Villanueva, Kyle Villanueva III, Melanie Alderman, Sarah Kemp, Richard Villanueva III, Shelby Smith and Tucker Smith; and 12 great-grandchildren.
Arrangements were under the direction of the Allen Funeral Home, of Wylie.