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Carmen Glenda Smathers O’Malley

Asheville

Carmen Glenda Smathers O’Malley, 61, of Asheville, passed away Monday, May 8, 2017.

Carmen was born August 23, 1955 in Haywood County.  She received a bachelor degree in Spanish from UNC Asheville. She was a certified gemologist. Carmen attended West Asheville Baptist Church.

Carmen is preceded in death by her mother, Mary Ellen Smathers; and husband, Charles O’Malley.

She is survived by her father, Bob Smathers; sister, Debra Smathers Martin of Swannanoa; fiancé, Dave Albertson; nephews, Andres Martin and Julian Martin; and niece, Amanda Martin Arrowood.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held Thursday, May 18, 2017 at 2 p.m. in the Chapel of the Western Carolina State Veterans Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, those desiring to make a memorial contribution are encouraged to consider Owen High School Dance Department, 99 Lake Eden Road, Black Mountain, NC 28711.  Arrangements by Harwood Home for Funerals,  harwoodhomeforfunerals.com.

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