01/22/09 — CHESTER W. SMITH SR.

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June 23, 1929-Jan. 21, 2009

PRICETOWN -- Chester Wells Smith Sr., 79, 301 Vann Smith Road, Seven Springs, died Wednesday afternoon at his home.

Funeral services will be conducted Friday at 7 p.m. at Tyndall Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Mike Grady and Jimmy Vinson officiating. Burial will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at Pineview Cemetery.

Mr. Smith, a life-long resident of the Pricetown community, was a farmer. He was a member of the Wayne County Livestock Association and in 2002, he was awarded the Outstanding Producer's Award. He was a member of Zion United Methodist Church and was a retired volunteer with Pricetown Fire Department of which he was a founding member.

He was preceded in death by a son, C.W. Smith Jr.; a daughter, Vanessa Joy Smith; a grandson, Doug Southerland; his parents, Vann and Daisy Wells Smith; and a brother, Horace Smith. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Audrey Tyndall Smith; a daughter and son-in-law, Jo S. and Shelton Southerland; a daughter-in-law, Kathy S. (Mrs. C.W.) Smith, all of Pricetown; four grandchildren, Sheri S. Stroud and husband, Jerry, and Brandy S. Rouse and husband, Greg, all of the Seven Springs area, Kristy S. Brock and husband, Russ, of Summerlin's Crossroads, Mount Olive, and Holly S. Williams and husband, Jeremy, of near Mount Olive; six great-grandchildren, Maci and Reid Stroud, Smith and Vanessa Southerland, Quinton Rouse, and Holden Williams; a brother, David Vann Smith of Pricetown; two sisters, Lucille S. Ivey of La Grange, and Mattie Lee S. Hamm of Kinston; and numerous nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home following Friday night's service, and at other times at the residence.


Published in Obituaries on January 22, 2009 1:46 PM