DEEP RUN - Helen Howard Smith, 90, of Deep Run passed away on Monday, March 18, 2013. Born in Lenoir County on August 19, 1922, she was the daughter of the late Jessie and Vera Garvey Howard. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Leslie H. Smith. Mrs. Smith was a member of Smith's New Home Church. She enjoyed her life as a homemaker and mother. Survivors include her daughters, Brenda S. Barron and husband William, of Wilmington, Teresa S. Kennedy and husband Mike, of Beulaville, and Amanda S. Scott and husband Bill, of Kinston; sons Russell L. Smith and wife Kay, of Deep Run and Craig Smith of the home; grandchildren Scarlett Smith Tyndall and husband David, Russ Smith, Matthew Kennedy, Leslie Brooke Kennedy, Addison Paige Scott; great-grandchild Heaven Lane Tyndall; step-grandchildren, Chelsea "CJ" Scott and Will Scott; and sister, Thelma Turner of Deep Run. The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff at Heritage Creek and the many caregivers who helped through the years. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, March 19, 2013, at Howard-Carter Funeral Home, and other times at the home of her son, Russell. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 20, 2013, at Garvey-Howard Cemetery, Jessie Howard Road, Deep Run with the Reverend Joe Ard officiating. Online condolences may be sent to howardandcarter.com. Howard-Carter Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. Sign the guest book at Kinston.com. (Paid obituary)
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Published in Free Press from Mar. 19 to Mar. 22, 2013