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May 17, 1931-Feb. 18, 2018

Relma Morris "Smitty" Smith, 86, 1906 N.C. 55 West, Mount Olive, passed away peacefully Sunday at his residence.

Funeral service will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Thunder Swamp Pentecostal Holiness Church, 1519 Thunder Swamp Road, Mount Olive, N.C. Interment will follow in Maplewood Cemetery. The Rev. Jonathan Altman will officiate.

Family will receive friends from noon to 2 p.m. in the church fellowship hall before the service and at other times, at the residence of Mr. Smith.

Surviving are his three sons, Relma M. "Buster" Smith (Rosamond) of Faison, M. Temus Smith (Gracie) of Robersonville and Michael Owen Smith (Tammie) of Salisbury; daughters, Barbara Ann McLawhon (Ricky) and Amy Smith Maggard both of Mount Olive; 12 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren on the way.

He was born in the Hood Swamp community of Wayne County, and was preceded in death by his parents, Katie Bell Dixon Smith and Bartemus Smith; his wife of 62 years, Peggy Garner Smith; a son, Stephen Clark Smith; sisters, Kathleen S. Barwick and Josephine Holland; and brother, Clarence Smith.

Mr. Smith was a member of Thunder Swamp Pentecostal Holiness Church, where he served as a deacon and Sunday school superintendent for a number of years, and was active in the Men Ministers.

He was past president of Mount Olive Lions Club.

He was well known as the owner and operator of Smitty's Chicken and Burgers for 35 years; he also owned and operated Smith Farms turkey farm for 20 years.

In his free time, he enjoyed riding horses, going on trail rides with friends and spending time with his grandchildren.

He was an honorary member of Beautancus Saddle Club.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to Thunder Swamp Pentecostal Holiness Church, 1519 Thunder Swamp Road, Mount Olive, N.C., 28365

Arrangements are by Evergreen Memorial Service of Goldsboro.


Published in Obituaries on February 20, 2018 8:05 AM