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Datas Muriel Smith Warden, 90, of Beckley, WV, passed away at home on Thursday, September 14, 2017.
Born December 11, 1926, at Long Branch, WV, she was the daughter of the late Hearse Perry Smith and Madge Margaret Evans Smith.
Datas was a member of Callaway Heights Baptist Church. She was a retired nurse with 44 years of experience working at BARH and the old Raleigh General. Datas was a graduate of Cadet Corp. of WWII.
In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, James Thomas Warden; brothers, Edward, Perry and Joe Smith.
Those left to cherish her memory include her sons, Arthur Warden, Larry Warden and wife, Patty both of Beckley; daughters, Donna E. Warden, Paula Jo Warden Honaker and husband, Danny; sister, Martha Sue Taylor of Cleveland, OH and brother, George F. Smith and wife, Judy of Stanaford, WV; eight grandchildren; six great-grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
The family would like to express their sincere appreciation to her caregivers, Lois "Cookie" Pauley and Danese Divers and also Hospice of Southern West Virginia.
Services will be held at 3 pm on Monday, September 18, 2017 at Blue Ridge Funeral Home, Beckley. Burial will follow at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens.
Friends may gather with the family Monday from 1 - 3 pm at the funeral home.
A celebration of Datas life will be held after the service at the Calloway Heights Baptist Church.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Bowers Hospice House or Hospice of Southern WV.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.blueridgefuneralhome.com
Arrangements by Blue Ridge Funeral Home, 5251 Robert C. Byrd Drive Beckley, WV.
Published on September 15, 2017
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