Graham Smith, Sr.

September 26, 1933 ~ January 22, 2020 (age 86)


Major Graham Smith, Sr. 86, of Whiteville died Wednesday, January 22, 2020 at Lower Cape Fear Hospice.  He was born September 26, 1933 in Columbus County, son of the late Joseph Thomas Smith and Verlie S. Smith.

Graham was a member of Pleasant Plains Baptist Church, where he served in various capacities for many years including Deacon, Training Union Director and Royal Ambassador Counselor.  He was a Veteran of the United States Navy during the Korean War.  Graham was a Farmer and a Pipefitter.  

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Beverly Smith Norris and his parents.

He is survived by his wife, Betty Tedder Smith of the home; son, Graham Smith, Jr. of Fayetteville; daughter, Sherrie Harkins and husband, Steve of Wilson; grandchildren, Heather Weavil (John), Michelle Rogers (Nick), Gregory Norris, Jr., Byron Smith (Courtney); six great grandchildren; sisters, Betty Williamson and Doris Hughes.

His funeral service will be held at 2:00 pm Saturday, January 25, 2020, at the Peacock Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Dave Heller officiating.

A visitation will be held Saturday, January 25, 2020 from 4:00-6:00 pm in the fellowship building at Pleasant Plains Baptist Church.

In Lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: Pleasant Plains Baptist Church

31 Pleasant Plains Church Rd., Whiteville, NC 28472

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Funeral Service
January 25, 2020

2:00 PM
Peacock's Chapel
1227 S. Madison St.
Whiteville, NC 28472

January 25, 2020

4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Pleasant Plains Baptist Church
31 Pleasant Plains Church Rd.
Whiteville, NC 28472

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