Edith Emory Smith, 84, of Clarkton, N.C passed away in her home on March 26, 2019.
Born November 5, 1934 in Lenoir County, NC, she was the daughter of the late Cora Belle Tuton and William Andrew Emory.
Raised in Kinston, NC, she subsequently relocated many times up and down the east coast until her husband's retirement from the United States Marine Corps In 1978. They then selected Columbus County, NC to be their final resting place.
She worked many years at the Kinston Shirt Factory – as did her mother before her and her daughter after her. In retirement, her passions became her grandchildren's sporting events and her yard work. She rarely missed a ball game and devoted countless hours to adorning her yard with a abundance of blooms for all who passed by to enjoy. She was a devoted member of Western Prong Baptist Church, spending most Sundays in the nursery enjoying the company of children who are likely now young adults.
Waiting to greet her as she departed were her husband of 48 years, Bobby Smith: her oldest daughter, E. Pamela Murphy: her parents and all 8 of her brothers and sisters.
Surviving are four daughters; Linda S. Lennon (Husband Lloyd) of Clarkton; Brenda S. Langston (Husband Chuck) of Greer, SC; Wendy S. Stone of Four Oaks, NC and Felicia D. Smith of Birch River, WV. Six grandchildren: Megan E. Bunning, Katie M. Murphy, “Chip” L. Lennon, Bobby L. Lennon, Andrew L. Stone and Mackenzie B. Langston. And four great-grandchildren.
Graveside Service Thursday March 28, 2019 at 2pm @Western Prong Baptist Church Cemetery with Visitation prior from 1-1:45pm inside Western Prong Baptist Church with Rev. Ronnie Wilson officiating.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Lower Cape Fear Hospice @ 206 Warrior Trail, Whiteville, N.C. 28472 or Western Prong Baptist Church @ 167 Peacock Rd. Whitevile, N.C.28472