05/12/05 — BEN SMITH

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LAGRANGE -- Benjamin Franklin Smith, 77, of 407 Firetower Road, died Wednes-day at Lenoir Memorial Hospital in Kinston.

He was born in Greene County to the late James and Lula Pate Smith. He was a retired oil truck driver and was a member of New Hope Road Church of God.

Mr. Smith was preceded in death by his wife, Jessie Johnson Smith, and is survived a son, Keith Smith and his companion, Rhonda, of La Grange; three grandchildren, Justin David Smith, Benjamin Earl Smith and Destiny Smith; and a sister, Mary Bartlett of Goldsboro.

The funeral will be held tonight at 7 in the chapel of Rouse Funeral Home with the Rev. Elbert Reeves officiating. Interment will be Friday at 10 a.m. at Fairview Cemetery.

The family will receive friends at Rouse Funeral Home following the service tonight, and other times at the residence.


Published in Obituaries on May 12, 2005 2:07 PM