Mr. James Russell Smith, 79, of 468 Massengill Farm Road, Benson, passed away September 10, 2019. The family will receive friends at the home daily between the hours of 1:00 pm - 8:30 pm.
Survivors: daughters - Ann Judkins, Linda Gail Smith (Terry), Patricia McKethan (Andre) all of Benson; sons - Russell Donnell Smith (Linda), Richard Smith both of Benson; brothers - Jerry Lee Smith (Hattie) of Benson, Paul Smith of Newburgh, NY; seven grandchildren, four great grandchildren; brothers-in-law - Richard Perry (Mirian) of Raleigh, Roscoe Perry (Sarah) of Coats; sister-in-law - Lena Perry of Raleigh; very special sister-in-law - Elizabeth Smith of Benson; and very close, special friends - Howard Jones and Larry Smith.
Public viewing will be at the Dafford Funeral Home, Dunn, Friday, September 13, 2019 from 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm.
The funeral service will be conducted Saturday, September 14, 2019 at 2:00 pm at the Cape Fear A Conference Headquarters, 25 Beaver Road, Erwin.
Burial will follow in the Resthaven Cemetery, Dunn.
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