Gertrude Snider Small, 90, loving mother and grandmother, of Asheboro went to Heaven on Friday, February 10, 2017at home with family by her side. The family will receive friends Sunday, February 12, 2017 from 1:00 – 2:30 PM at Pugh Funeral Home, 437 Sunset Ave., Asheboro. Funeral services will follow at 3:00 PM in the Pugh Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Jon Reece officiating. Burial will be in Oaklawn Cemetery. Mrs. Small was born September 1, 1926 in Randolph County to the late Rosa and Brantley Snider. She was a life-long member of Back Creek Friends Meeting. On December 22, 1945 she married the love of her life, Joe Lloyd Small. She retired from Asheboro City Schools after 13 ½ years at Donna Lee Loflin School. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her loving husband of 46 years, Joe Lloyd Small, grandson, Kenneth Cecil "Ken" Small, Jr., son-in-law, Craig F. Branson, sisters, Edith Carmac, Lucille Davis, Frances Brown, brothers, Glen and Ed Snider. Survivors are son, Kenneth Cecil Small, daughter, Brenda S. Branson, grandson, Shane Spoon, sisters, Mary Greene all of Asheboro and Annie Mae Rush of Cary. The family would like to express their gratitude to Dr. Beth Hodges, Hodges Family Practice for care given for many years, and to Danielle Webster, her Hospice nurse. Special thanks to caregivers, Deanie, Rachel, Krystal, Becky and Kathy for their care and gentle kindness. Memorials may be made to Back Creek Friends Meeting, 147 Back Creek Church Rd., Asheboro, NC 27205 or Alzheimers Association, Western Carolina Chapter, 3800 Shamrock Drive, Charlotte, NC 28215-3220 or Pruitt Health and Hospice 902 West D Street, Suite B, North Wilkesboro, NC 28659.