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Kenneth "Ken" Frederick Smathers


Kenneth “Ken” Frederick Smathers, of Henderson County, died Saturday, July 9, 2016.

He was the son of O.K. and Carrie Smathers, who lived in Brevard.

Born Oct. 23, 1942, in Asheville, he grew up in Brevard and lived his adult life in Henderson County. He is a 1961 graduate of Brevard High School.

He served in the United States Army and graduated from Western Carolina University with a degree in business. He was employed at Ball Glass Corp. in Arden, where he retired when the plant was closed. After retirement from Ball, he worked at Nationwide Insurance Co.

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