08/11/08 — VELMA G. SMITH

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May 1, 1908-Aug. 8, 2008

Velma Gregory Smith, 100, passed away peacefully Friday at the Brian Center surrounded by family and friends.

A native of Johnston County, Mrs. Smith was born on May 1, 1908 to the late John Norman Gregory and his wife, Mary Ann Dixon.

Married to the late Relmon Seth Smith, Velma was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and homemaker. She was a faithful member and servant of Pine Forest United Methodist Church and her community.

Funeral services will be held 3 p.m. today at Seymour Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Billy Olsen officiating. Burial will follow in Evergreen Memorial Cemetery.

Six children, 15 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild have been blessed with her life. Those surviving her are children Lehman G. Smith and his wife, Polly, of Goldsboro, Sandra S. Harkey and husband, Roger, of Charlotte, Jack D. Smith and wife, Ann, of Goldsboro, LaNell S. Evans and husband, Danny, of Goldsboro, Debbie S. Creech and husband, Jim, of Greenville; and son-in-law Joe McClure of Arlington, Va. Her daughter, Joyce S. McClure, and a grandchild preceded her in death.

Flowers are welcome although memorials may be made to Pine Forest United Methodist Church, 867 S. N.C. 581 Hwy., Goldsboro, N.C. 27530 or to the charity of one’s choice.


Published in Obituaries on August 11, 2008 1:40 PM