05/26/09 — RUBY L. SMITH

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Aug. 25, 1913-May 24, 2009

Ruby Lee Smith, 95, 1403 Laurel St., went to be with her Lord and Savior Sunday evening following several years of declining health.

A funeral service will be held tonight at 7 p.m. in the chapel of Howell Funeral Home & Crematory with visitation following, with the Rev. Bill Sutton officiating.

She was born Aug. 25, 1913, to the late Blainey G. Lee and Nettie Wilkins Lee of Dunn.

She was a dedicated member of Tabernacle Pentecostal Holiness Church for many years.

She is survived by a daughter, Joy L. Pate of Goldsboro; three sons, Thomas A. Smith and wife, Laura, of Tampa, Fla.; Richard G. Smith and wife, Sherry, and Harry L. Smith Sr. and wife, Jackie, of Goldsboro; two brothers, Kermit and Everette Lee of Dunn; 10 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and a host of nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, A.L. Smith; a great-grandson, Sean Michael Morgan; and son-in-law, Melvin E. Pate.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to Tabernacle Pentecostal Holiness Church, 1000 E. Ash St., Goldsboro, NC, 27530.

The family is being served by Howell Funeral Home & Crematory in Goldsboro, where condolences may be sent to www.howellfuneral.com.


Published in Obituaries on May 26, 2009 1:47 PM