Mr. Don Keith Smith

ELON, N.C. - Mr. Don Keith Smith, 73, passed away at Alamance Regional Medical Center after a brief illness on Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013.
Don was born in Alamance County on Aug. 2, 1940, to the late Ree T. Smith and Hobert Smith. He was a veteran of the U.S. National Guard and retired from Carolina Biological.
Surviving are two daughters, Donna Kernodle of Elon and Debbie Hall and friend Steve of Mebane; a special friend, Fay Smith of Burlington; three grandchildren, Kyle DeBruler, Kendall DeBruler and Cody Hall; three stepgrandchildren, Liz Kernodle, Neil Kernodle and Amy Kernodle; one great-grandchild, Hailey DeBruler; and several nieces and nephews.
The funeral service will be conducted in the Rich & Thompson Chapel in Burlington on Monday, Nov. 25, 2013, at 2 p.m. by Pastor Christian Lund, with the family receiving friends from 12:45 to 1:45 p.m. prior to the service at the funeral home. Burial will follow in Alamance Memorial Park. At other times the family will be at the home of Donna Kernodle, 2956 Midway Church Road, Elon, N.C.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Bethlehem Christian Church Building Fund, 3003 Altamahaw Race Track Road, Elon, NC 27244 or St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
Condolences may be offered at

Funeral Home

Rich and Thompson Funeral and Cremation Service
306 Glenwood Ave. Burlington, NC 27215
(336) 226-1622

Published in from Nov. 22 to Nov. 23, 2013