On April 12, 2021, Lora Irene Conner Agnew Smith, entered her heavenly home. Irene was born July 10, 1924, to Sadie Jane Cock and James Robert Conner in Floyd County, Virginia, her home for 94 years.
In 1942, Irene graduated from Floyd High School. She enjoyed attending reunions and keeping in touch with classmates. Gifted in organizing and mathematics, Irene was employed as a bookkeeper and teller. In 1989, she retired from The Bank of Floyd. Irene was a member of Floyd Baptist Church, Floyd, VA. An avid gardener, Irene shared vegetables, fruits and flowers with friends and family.
Irene was predeceased by her parents, first husband George Martin Agnew, second husband Lewis VanScoy Smith, sister Loveda Belcher (Herbert), and stepdaughter Cynthia Agnew Stovall (Glenn).
Irene is survived by her sister Shelby Harris (Miles), Stuart, VA, and sister-in-law Catherine Pollari (William), Belfast, ME.
Also, surviving are her stepchildren Raymond Roger Agnew, Watkins, CO, Rev. George Thurman Agnew (Janice), Axton, VA, and Isabel Agnew Lovitt (Scott), Floyd, VA. She is survived by step-grandchildren George Stovall (Tiffany), Stuart, VA, Mary Handy (Kevin), Stuart, VA, Charlie Agnew (Jackie), Cochran, GA, David Agnew (Amanda), Axton, VA,
Eric Lovitt, Pilot, VA, Dreama Lovitt, Winston-Salem, NC, and SGT Allan Lovitt, Fort Drum, NY.
Survivors include 10 step-great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
Whether by blood or by marriage, Irene was deeply devoted to her family and was dearly loved in return. She was Sister, Mom, Grandma, Great-Grandma, and Aunt and will be deeply missed. The unique type of love she exhibited and inspired finds its source in God the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
A Graveside Service will be held on Saturday, April 17, 2021, at 11 am at Jacksonville Cemetery with Pastor Jeff Hudgins officiating.
In observance of Irene’s wishes, instead of sending flowers, please consider honoring her memory by donating to Medical Charities of Floyd, PO Box 436, Floyd, VA 24091