Edith ìSmyrnaî Hyder passed away Sunday, September 26, 2010, in Nashville, TN at the age of ninety-one. She was a native and resident of Henderson County before moving to Nashville in 2002 following the death of her husband. Smyrna was a graduate of the former Dana High School and a member of First Baptist Church, Hendersonville. She served forty-three years as an active member of Margaret R. Pardee Memorial Hospital Auxiliary. She was preceded in death by her parents, Knox and Altha Hyder; her husband, Ander Hyder; and three sisters, Vera Harvey, Clorena Brown and Persis Lance.
Survivors include her daughter, Gail Johnson and her husband W. R.; a granddaughter, Sheri Lawrence and her husband Mark; and a great granddaughter, Meredith, all of Nashville, TN.
A funeral will be at 4:00 pm Sunday, October 3, 2010 in the chapel of Forest Lawn Mortuary. Rev. Anne Brown Didier, niece of Mrs. Hyder, will officiate. The family will receive friends thirty minutes prior to the service in the chapel.
Memorial contributions may be made to Pardee Hospital Auxillary, 800 N. Justice Street, Box 2, Hendersonville, NC 28791.