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Died April 29, 2014

Eleanor Phillips Smith, 89, Trenton, passed away Tuesday, April 29, 2014.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Louis W. Smith; a daughter, Betty Lou Smith; and parents, William Edward Phillips and Mable Elizabeth Griffin.

Survivors include her daughter, Rosemary Champion and husband, Phillip; granddaughters, Paige Triplett and husband, Trip, and Mary Elise and husband, Mike Chenewoth; great-grandchildren, Joe, Jace and Charlie; brothers, Horace Phillips and wife, Agnes Faye, Don Phillips and wife, Faye, and William Phillips and wife, Janie; and sister, Audrey Bray and husband, Walter.

She was a retired school teacher for Wayne County, and was a part of the North Carolina Retired Teachers Association.

She was also a member in the Forever Young Club and Lanie's Chapel Christian Church, and was awarded the volunteer of the year for Jones Elementary School.

She graduated from Trenton School, attended Louisburg College and graduated from ECTC. She was also a graduate from the Lay Academy at Barton College.

A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, May 3, 2014, at Howard-Carter Funeral Home, with pastor Jim Cullen officiating.

Visitation will be held from 2 to 3 p.m. prior to service.

Memorials may be made to The Boys and Girls Clubs of North Central North Carolina 943-O W. Andrews Ave., Henderson, N.C., 27536, or Lanie's Chapel, 5333 N.C. 58 North, Kinston, N.C., 28501

Howard-Carter Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

Online condolences may be sent to howardandcarter.com.


Published in Obituaries on May 1, 2014 1:48 PM