Ethel Davis Smith 87, died Thursday, December 28, 2017 at Pinelake Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Carthage, NC.

Funeral Service will be held  2:00 PM, Tuesday, January 2, 2018, at  Robbins First Baptist Church, where she was a member,  with the Reverend Danny Meetze and Reverend Kenneth McNeill officiating.  Burial will follow in Pine Rest Cemetery.

Ethel was a native of Montgomery County and worked in the textile industry for many years.  She also worked as a CNA for Home Health, she was always ready to help other people. She loved the Lord and all the activities of her church.  Ethel loved her family and time spent with the them, especially the grandchildren was most important. She enjoyed cooking, the Red Hat Club and ‘junking” with her friends. Ethel was a daughter of the late Clyde and Lola Williams Davis and was preceded in death by husband: Herbert Fletcher Smith.

Ethel is survived by daughters: Jan Cole and husband Austin, of Asheville, Karen Woodward, of Carthage, Lori Barto and husband Glen, of Florida; sons: Barry Smith and wife Susan, of Seagrove, Brent Smith, of Carthage, Mark Smith, of Wilmington; 10 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren; sisters: Burline Vodicher and husband Ralph, Dorothy Thomas;  brother: Shorty Davis and wife Dorothy; many nieces, nephews, and friends.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 PM, Monday, January 1, 2018 at Kennedy Funeral Home, Robbins, NC

Memorials may be made to: Robbins First Baptist Church, P O Box 400, Robbins, NC 27325 or Wounded Warrior Project, P O Box 758517,Topeka, KS, 66675.

Kennedy Funeral Home is assisting the Smith family.

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  1. I am very sorry for your loss. Losing a loved one in death is such a difficult thing to experience. Please be comforted by the promises in the Bible. Jesus tells us at John 5 : 28,29….that all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out

  2. The friendship that our Mama, Jane, and Ethel shared was such a blessing to them both over the years. Much love and laughter, good times and bad, was shared between them and we thank God for this. Ethel will surely be missed by our family and many others.

  3. With Heart-Felt Sympathy and Prayers for all the family. ‘As long as we live and remember, our loved ones live within our hearts.’

  4. Very sorry to read this obituary. Please know the family has my heart felt condolences in the passing of your mother. May God’s hands hold each of you during this time of need. My Prayers are with each of you.

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