Rufus F. Smith
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SALISBURY - Mr. Rufus Fred Smith, age 78, of Majolica Road, passed Friday, March 21, 2014, at the Laurels of Salisbury.
Mr. Smith was born Sept. 25, 1935, in Salisbury, to the late George and Annie Craige Smith. He was a graduate of Dunbar High School.
Mr. Smith retired from Celanese and had also worked for the city of Salisbury as a bus driver.
He was a previous member of Yadkin Grove Baptist Church, where he served as a deacon. Currently, a member of Shady Grove Baptist Church, he served as a deacon.
Survivors are a dear and devoted companion of 50 years, Jessie Crump of Lexington; devoted cousins Annie Mae Price, Richard Stoner and Edward Holmes, all of Salisbury; cousin Larry Green of New Jersey; a host of nieces, nephews and cousins; and devoted friends Margaret Jones and Ernest Tillman.
Arrangements: Funeral services will be 3 p.m. and visitation at 2:30 p.m. Thursday, at Shady Grove Baptist Church with the pastor, Rev. Timothy Bridges, officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Services are entrusted to Hairston Funeral Home, Inc. Online condolences may be made at www.Hairston fh.com
Hairston Funeral Home - Salisbury
703 S. Main St.
Salisbury, NC 28144
Published in Salisbury Post from Mar. 25 to Mar. 26, 2014