04/24/08 — RETIRED LT. COL. LONNIE S. SMITH

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RETIRED LT. COL. LONNIE S. SMITH

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April 10, 1936-April 22, 2008

Retired Lt. Col. Lonnie Sasser Smith, 72, formerly of Murfreesboro, N.C., died Tuesday morning at Sun-Bridge Nursing Home in Mount Olive. He is the son of the late Mary Sasser Early. Lt. Col. Smith is retired from the U.S. Army having served in Korea and Vietnam, where he received many commendations and medals. He was a graduate of Murfreesboro High School, Wake Forest University and Old Dominion University with a Masters in Math. After retirement, he taught math, coached tennis and cross country at Fishburne Military Academy in Waynesboro, Va.

A graveside service, with full military honors, will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at Riverside Cemetery in Murfreesboro, N.C., with the Rev. Frank Purvis officiating.

He is survived by cousins, Ray and Garnell Brogden, Dannie and Kaye Harrell and Tim Harrell, all of Grantham.

In addition to his mother he is preceded in death by his grandparents, the Rev. and Mrs. Lonnie Sasser of Murfreesboro, N.C.; and a special aunt, Addie Sasser Brogden of Grantham.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Eureka Christian Church, 2036 Dobbersville Road, Mount Olive, N.C. 28365 or Chowan University, In Loving Memory of the Rev. Lonnie Sasser, c/o Robert Lee, Atty. At Law, 201 E. Main St., Murfreesboro, N.C. 27855.

The Smith family is being served by Shumate-Faulk Funeral Home and Crematory and online condolences may be sent through Shumate-Faulk.com.

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Published in Obituaries on April 24, 2008 2:44 PM