Carrol Sumrell Smith

KINSTON - Carrol Sumrell Smith, 83, passed away Monday, February 17, 2014. She was preceded in death by parents, Ross and Lela Sumrell; daughter Brenda S. Taylor; five brothers, William, C.R., Reid, John and Hubert Sumrell; four sisters, Elizabeth Ashley, Louise Stocks, Christine Moody, and Dorothy Cauley. She is survived by her husband, William "Billy" Smith III; daughter Peggy Mallard and husband Bill; son Briley Smith and fiancée Jennifer Johnson; seven grandchildren, Marenda Everett and husband Ernie, Blake Taylor and wife Tonya, Chad Barwick and wife Nicole, Josh Barwick and wife Candice, Allison Siebel and husband Stephan, Emily Rogers and husband Seth, and Caroline Smith. She is also survived by her six great-grandchildren, Courtney Taylor, Jackson Rogers, Christopher Rogers, Emmie Rogers, Isabel Siebel, and William Siebel. She was a very special mom, wife, and friend to many. She loved all her family dearly. Her nieces and nephews were very special to her; they were all like adopted children. She was a member of Armenia Christian Church which she loved. She was a homemaker and a jack of all trades, a great seamstress, whom she made many friends with. She loved cooking, quilting, and spending time with her family. She liked canning and freezing from their big garden each year and loved sharing vegetables with family and friends. She was a member of the Wyse Fork Volunteer Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary for many years. She and Billy both always worked for that fire department from the beginning. Still do twice a year. We have lots of special friends from Bojangles. She was a loving person. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, February 20, 2014, at Howard-Carter Funeral Home with the Rev. John Brick and Darren Smith officiating. Burial will follow at Pinelawn Memorial Park. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, February 19, 2014, from 6-8 p.m. at Howard-Carter Funeral Home and other times at the home. Flowers are welcomed but donations may be made to Armenia Christian Church, 1817 U.S. 70 Kinston, NC 28501 or to Wyse Fork Volunteer Fire Department, 6936 Wyse Fork Rd, Dover, NC 28526. Arrangements are by Howard-Carter Funeral Home. Sign the guest book at (Paid obituary)

Funeral Home

Howard-Carter Funeral Home - Kinston
1608 W Vernon. St.  Kinston, NC 28504
(252) 523-3177

Published in Free Press from Feb. 19 to Feb. 22, 2014