Mr. Fred Ray Smith, age 88 (of) Jonesborough passed away Monday November 6, 2006 at his residence. He was a Marion, North Carolina native and son of the late William Estes & Sara Elizabeth Dyer Smith. In addition to his parents, Mr. Smith was also preceded in death by one son James Harold Smith in 1942. Mr. Smith was a Church of Christ Minister for almost fifty years, beginning his ministry in Marion, McDowell County, NC. He was a US Navy Veteran having served in WWII.
Survivors include his wife Glatha O. Curd of the home, they celebrated their seventy year anniversary on October 31, 2006; children Ray “Sonny” Smith & wife Judy, Bakersville, NC, Mary Jo Ann Wright, Limestone, Edward Smith and wife Linda, Lakeland, Florida, Dean Smith and wife Nita, Bakersville, NC and Nancy Baker, Telford; two sisters Edna Crawley, Pensacola, Florida and Ruth Sigmon, Nebo, North Carolina; thirteen grandchildren, one great-grandchild and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be conducted 2:00 pm Wednesday November 8, 2006 at Dysartville Church of Christ in Marion, North Carolina with Minister Paddy Kendall Ball officiating. Interment will follow in Dysartville Church of Christ Cemetery. Pall bearers will be Aaron Smith, Byron Smith, Mike Smith and Scott O’Hare. Condolences may be sent to the Smith family online at www.dillow-taylor.com
. Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Jonesborough, 753-3821.
The News Bulletin of McDowell County, Wednesday November 8, 2006 Volume 12 # 45