Thursday, March 01, 2007

Obituary of Edna Massey Smith (1910-2007)

Edna Massey Smith (1910-2007)

Feb 27, 2007 - 11:57:32 pm CST

Yanceyville, North Carolina - Edna Massey Smith, 97, died Wednesday,
February 21, 2007, at Danville Regional Medical Center. Born February
19, 1910, in Yanceyville, she was the daughter of the late John Abner
Massey and the late Mary Elizabeth Rudd. She was a member of
Yanceyville First Baptist Church and a graduate of Bartlett Yancey
High School. Employed by the Department of Agriculture, she retired as
the longest working member of the social service department. Edna
Massey Rudd was married to the late Earl Jones Smith, who died
December 30, 1985. She is survived by one son, Earl Jones Smith, Jr.,
of Yanceyville and a number of nieces and nephews.

In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by: two sisters, Mary
M. Hailsip and Thelma M. Rice; and four brothers, Raleigh Massey, E.
Ralph Massey, Levi P. Massey, and John A. Massey, Jr.

A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, February 23 at
the Yanceyville Presbyterian Church, with Pastor Phillip Kelley
officiating. The family will receive friends directly after the
service in the fellowship hall.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to First Baptist Church, c/o
Mrs. Billie Briggs, 216 Murray Road, Yanceyville, North Carolina
27379. Marley Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Source: The Caswell Messenger, 27 February 2007

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