Obituaries for Feb. 27, 2013

Feb. 27, 2013 @ 07:50 AM

William Smith

William Hines Smith, 83, of Lenoir died Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013, at Caldwell Hospice and Palliative Care in Lenoir. He was born Dec. 27, 1929, in Greensboro to the late Thomas William and Sarah Kate Banner Smith. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Virginia Crowell and Gertrude Daughtry.

Mr. Smith was retired from Hunt Wesson Foods/ConAgra and was a member of First Presbyterian Church. He was one of the founding members of Caldwell Men’s Chorus and was the treasurer. He also was a tutor for the GED program, served on the board for Bethel Colony, and was a United States Army veteran.

Survivors include his wife, Lavina M. Smith of the home; one son, Bryan Smith and wife Jere’ of Las Vegas, Nev.; two daughters, Daryl Smith of North Fork, Calif., and Delia Smith of Riverside, Calif.; two brothers, Banner Smith and wife Jean of Tucker, Ga., and Kennett Smith and wife Marjorie of Winston-Salem; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Memorial services will be held Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013, at 2 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church of Lenoir conducted by the Rev. Robert F. Hinman and Dr. Parker T. Williamson.

The family will receive friends following the service at the church.

Memorial contributions may be made to: First Presbyterian Church, 1002 Kirkwood St., Lenoir, N.C. 28645; Bethel Colony, 1675 Bethel Colony Road, Lenoir, N.C. 28645; Yokefellow Christian Service, P.O. Box 2422, Lenoir, N.C. 28645; or Caldwell Men’s Chorus, C/O Bill Conner, 108 White Hall Lane, Hudson, NC 28638.

Online condolences may be left at www.greer-mcelveenfuneralhome.com. Greer-McElveen Funeral Home and Crematory is in charge of arrangements.

Edith Davis

Edith West Davis, age 97, of Lenoir, died Tuesday, February 26, 2013 at her residence. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Greer-McElveen Funeral Home and Crematory.