2018-12-05 / Obituaries

Herbert L. Smith

GRAHAM — Mr. Herbert L. “Herb” Smith, 92, of Graham, died Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2018 at his home.

A native of Alamance County, Mr. Smith was the husband (for 62 years) of the late Peggy Aldridge Smith and the son of the late Herbert Clegg Smith and the late Estie Rachel Ray Smith.

Mr. Smith began his teaching career at Silk Hope School in Chatham County, but retired from the Burlington City School System in 1988. He was a faithful member of First Baptist Church of Graham (FBC-G) where he served in many capacities over 60+ years.

Mr. Smith is survived by his daughter, Dina Gayle Grinstead of the home; four sons, H. Stephen Smith (Ione) of Murfreesboro, Tennessee, Wesley Lynn Smith of the home, Rodney L. Smith (Doreen) of Charlotte and Eric D. Smith (Diane) of Coconut Creek, Florida; ten grandchildren, three greatgranddaughters, two greatgreat granddaughters, a great-grandson on the way and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to his wife and parents, Mr. Smith was preceded in death by his son-in-law Charlie Grinstead, a granddaughter, Lisa Grinstead Massey and two grandsons, Jeff Grinstead and Reggie Grinstead and four nephews.

Visitation will be Sunday, Dec. 9th, at 1:30 p.m. in the Ministries Center of FBC-G with a memorial service will to follow in the sanctuary at 3 p.m. and other times at the home.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Hospice & Palliative Care Center of Alamance-Caswell, 914 Chapel Hill Rd, Burlington, NC 27215 or to First Baptist Church of Graham, PO Box 779 Graham, NC 27253.

Condolences may be offered at www.richandthompson.com.

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