RAY LANDER SMITH Ray Lander Smith, 71, of Rocky Point, passed away on Sunday, October 27, 2013, at New Hanover Regional Medical Center, Wilmington. He was born in Wilmington on May 2, 1942, son of the late John Bryant Smith and Rosa Lee Permenter Smith. Surviving are four daughters, Deanna Swart, Tammy Skipper (William), Wendy Smith, and Julia Smith; four grandchildren, Adrienne King, Kelli Swart, Samantha Skipper, and Krissy Swart; four sisters, Blondell Abrams, Faydene Corbett, Mickey Turlington, and Janice Stone; a twin brother, Jay L. Smith (Geraldine); and numerous nieces and nephews. A sister, Peggy Lockamy, preceded him in death. Ray was a 33rd degree Mason in the Palmyra Masonic Lodge #147, Dunn, NC, a member of the Scottish Rite and very active in the Pender County Shrine Club. Mr. Smith had been employed with Babcock & Wilcox for many years prior to retiring from McLean Trucking Company. He was also a member of the Hanover Seaside Club. A memorial service will be held at 3:00 p.m. Thursday, October 31, 2013, at Andrews Mortuary Market Street Chapel with Masonic Rites being accorded. In lieu of flowers memorial gifts may be made to Shriner's Hospitals For Children, 2900 Rocky Point Drive, Tampa, FL, 33607. Condolences to the family at www.andrewsmortuary.com Andrews Market Chapel Service
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Published in the Wilmington Star-News from Oct. 29 to Oct. 30, 2013