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Nov. 1, 1939-Jan. 1, 2011

George William Smith Sr., also known as "Buck," was born Nov. 1, 1939, to the late Thomas and Frances Holloway Smith of Best Station community in eastern Wayne County.

Due to his parents' passion for education, George attended school in Wayne County, and was a 1959 graduate of Central High School in Goldsboro, N.C.

Monday, Jan. 31, 2011, George answered the heavenly roll call, and departed this life to be with his heavenly father.

He leaves a legacy of loved ones to cherish his memories. They include his daughters, Deborah Melinda (Elvin) Exum of LaGrange, N.C., Robin Inez (Carl) Andrews of Whiteville, N.C., and Bobbette Elise Smith of Philadelphia, Pa.; son, George William (Jill) Smith Jr., of Mount Olive, N.C.; nine grandchildren; a great-grandchild; three sisters, Ella Mae (Howard) Rodgers of Fayetteville, N.C., Carolyn (Sherman) Edwards of LaGrange, N.C., and Deborah (Ronnie) Flanagan of Mount Olive, N.C.; a brother, Leonard (Christine) Smith of La Grange, N.C.; five sisters-in-law, Esther (Herman) Lewis of Washington, D.C., Rossie Bell and Barbara Best both of Goldsboro, N.C., Lenora Waters of Charlotte, N.C., and Brenda Waters of Greensboro, N.C.; a brother-in-law, Eddie B. (Vickie) Waters of Goldsboro, N.C.; an uncle , Deacon P.H. Holloway of Goldsboro, N.C.; three aunts-in-law, Mabel Holloway of Goldsboro, N.C., and eldress Geraldine Smith and Rosa Smith both of LaGrange, N.C.; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Services of compassion and distinguished class are rendered by E.M. Matthews Funeral Home and Cremations Inc.


Published in Obituaries on February 4, 2011 1:47 PM