Hilda Maxey Smith Newton

January 18, 1942 ~ September 25, 2023 (age 81) 81 Years Old

Hilda Newton Obituary

Hilda L. Maxey Smith Newton, 81, of New Canton was called to her heavenly home on September 25, 2023 while surrounded by family in her home. She was born January 18, 1942, a daughter of the late William and Lula Maxey of New Canton. She was preceded in death by her husband, Bobby Earl Newton.

Her hobbies included going to yard sales and refinishing furniture. Her greatest joy in life was spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She will leave a legacy of a kind, self-less heart; she was always doing things for others. She loved to worship with her church family. She was a woman of remarkable faith and a life-long member of Welcome Wesleyan Church.

She is survived by her three children: Thomas “Smitty” Smith, Jr. (Sharon), Betty Palmore (J.D.), and Michael Smith; six grandchildren: Chris Smith (Becca), David Smith (Jesi), Amy Land (Matt), Kimberly Jamerson (Jonathan), Reva Allen (Brian),and Jessica Price (Chad); eleven great-grandchildren: Clayton, Kinsley, Chloe, Eli, Ryan, Lauryn, Noah, Kate, Colt, Stuart, and Thomas. She is also survived by four sisters: Lillian Purdy, Rose Tyree, Elizabeth Elder of Lynchburg; Ruby Nettles of South Carolina; and two brothers: Tommy Maxey of Scottsville and Johnny Maxey of New Canton.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was also preceded in death by her daughter, Patricia Smith; granddaughter, Kelsey Palmore; a sister, Doris Thomason; five brothers, William Maxey, Kenneth Maxey, Charlie Maxey, Howard Maxey, and Roy Lee Maxey and the father of her children, Thomas Smith, Sr.

Family and friends will be received on Thursday, September 28, 2023 from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Dunkum Funeral Home, Dillwyn. Funeral service will be held on Friday, September 29 at 1 p.m. at Arvonia Welcome Wesleyan Church, New Canton with interment in the church cemetery.

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September 28, 2023

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Dunkum Funeral Home
16923 Oak Street
Dillwyn, VA 23936

Funeral Service
September 29, 2023

1:00 PM
Arvonia Welcome Wesleyan Church (New Canton)

Interment following funeral service
September 29, 2023

Arvonia Welcome Wesleyan Church (New Canton)


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