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Helen L. Smith, 80, of Charles Town passed away Monday, September 21, 2020 at her son’s residence under the care of Hospice of the Panhandle and her family.

She was born December 8, 1939 in Jefferson County. She was the daughter of the late Edward Gray and Mary Olga Gray.

Helen retired from the former Dixie-Narco in Quality Control. Also, she had been a security guard at the Charles Town Race Track and a former owner and trainer of thoroughbred race horses.

She was a member of the Zion Baptist Church, Charles Town.

She was a member of AARP.

She is survived by her daughter, Kathy Gray, of Charles Town; sons, Reese Clabaugh and wife Tracey, of Middleway, Raymond E. “Tink” Smith and wife Kelly, of Charles Town; step children, Chrissy Smith, Yvonne Smith, Vanessa McDaniel, Jason Smith and Osborne M. Smith; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband of 32 years, Eugene Osborne Smith who died September 17, 2001; sisters, Mary Gary, Irene Boyd; brothers, Benny Gray. Bobby Gray, Thomas Gray.

A graveside service was held at 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 25, 2020 at the Pleasant View Memory Gardens, Martinsburg with Dr. Donald Anderson officiating.

There was no visitation.

Arrangements are by the Melvin T. Strider Colonial Funeral Home, Charles Town.

Memorial contributions may be made to Zion Baptist Church, 819 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd., Charles Town, WV 25414.

Please sign the online guestbook and view her obituary at www.mtstrider.com.

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