11/01/11 — ALPHAS C. SMITH

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Sept. 17, 192 -Oct. 30, 2011

Alphas Carlton Smith, 82, Goldsboro, passed away Sunday, Oct. 30, 2011.

Al was born Sept. 17, 1929, in LaGrange to the late Heber and Lillian Ellis Smith.

Al was a retired tobacco buyer with R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., and was also associated with Dixie Chemical Co.

Al enjoyed the land and watching things grow. He farmed and was known for his tomatoes, grapes and homemade wine.

Al loved nature, where he enjoyed catfishing and feeding his ducks.

Al was an active member of New Hope United Methodist Church, and was involved in the grill the church operated at the Wayne County Fair for more than 35 years.

A service of remembrance will be held Thursday, Nov. 3, 2011, at 2 p.m. at New Hope United Methodist Church. Interment will follow at Fairview Cemetery in LaGrange.

Al is survived by two daughters, Pamela Jo Smith and fiance, Christian Takash, of Raleigh and Carla Smith Lancaster and husband, John, of Goldsboro; sister, Frances Rouse; three brothers, Preston Smith, Bennie Smith and Pete Smith; his beloved canine companion, Sam; close friend, Jim Ivey; and his personal sitters, Mary Jo Wiggins, Dayle Barfield, Alice Whitfield, Jenny Pierce, Bunny Wooten and Sharon Blount.

The family will receive friends Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Rouse Funeral Home of LaGrange.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.rousefh.com.

Flowers are welcome or memorials may be made to New Hope United Methodist Church, 200 E. New Hope Road, Goldsboro, N.C., 27534.

Arrangements are with Rouse Funeral Home of LaGrange.


Published in Obituaries on November 1, 2011 1:51 PM