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Rex Dean pic

Rex Marvin Dean

07/22/1922 ~ 08/11/2018

Services will be held: 08/18/2018


Louise Smith Willey

05/04/1930 ~ 08/12/2018

Services will be held: 08/15/2018

Bryan-Lee Funeral Homes

Steven Lee Dayton

07/16/1956 ~ 07/03/2018

Services will be held:

Shirley Lee

Shirley Fish Lee

09/24/1930 ~ 08/09/2018

Services will be held: 08/15/2018

Robert Smith Obit Photo

Robert Lynn Smith, Jr.

04/11/1935 ~ 08/10/2018

Services will be held: 08/12/2018

Wayne Carr obit photo

Wayne H. Carr

06/03/1934 ~ 08/09/2018

Services will be held: 08/14/2018

Alfred Smith Obit Photo

Alfred C. Smith

03/25/1923 ~ 08/09/2018

Services will be held: 08/13/2018

Bryan-Lee Funeral Homes

Robert “Bob” Vonn

02/03/1934 ~ 08/06/2018

Services will be held:

Inez Ward Smith

Inez Smith resized obit photo

03/06/1922 ~ 09/30/2017

GARNER – Mrs. Inez Ward Smith, 95, died Saturday, Sept. 30 at the SECU Hospice in Smithfield. Funeral services will be held at Palmer Memorial FWB Church at 2038 W. Garner Rd, on Saturday, October 7 at 11:00 AM with visitation preceding the service from 10:00 to 11:00. Officiates will be her grandson, Harrison Smith, Rev. Joe Myrick, Rev. Don MacDuff and Rev. Charlie Carroll. Burial will follow at Montlawn Memorial Park, Raleigh. Mrs. Smith was a homemaker and a member of Palmer Memorial FWB Church.

Mrs. Smith, a native of Alamance County, was born on March 6, 1922 to the late Charlie G. and Eula Moser Ward. She was married on Dec. 18, 1943 to the late Lewis E. Smith, who passed in December, 1986. In addition to her parents and husband, she was also preceded in death by her son, Johnny L. Smith

She is survived by her sons, Richard L. Smith and wife Laura, of Clayton, Dennis W. Smith of Garner, and daughter-in-law, Pansy H. Smith of Garner; Four grandsons, Kenneth Smith and wife Katrina, Randy Smith and wife Allison, Spencer Smith and wife Amber, and Harrison Smith and wife Lauren; five great-grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren. She is also survived by a sister, Mrs. Violet W. Stewart of Burlington and several nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Smith was well-known and beloved by family and friends for her kindness, sense of humor, ability to speak well of everyone and her hospitality and love of serving food for family and friends-no one ever left her house hungry. She has left a wonderful example for family and friends in how she lived. She will be deeply missed by her loving family and many, many friends.

Flowers are welcome or donations in her memory can be made to Palmer Memorial Free Will Baptist Church.



10:00 - 11:00 AM

Palmer Memorial FWB Church
2038 W. Garner Rd. Garner, NC 27529



11:00 AM

Palmer Memorial FWB Church
2038 W. Garner Rd. Garner, NC 27529


  1. Randy Smith

    We are very sorry for you loss. We love and miss you all!

  2. Lavina Lindsey

    Inez was a swet lady she will be missed by all. Hugs to all.


  3. cheryl walker

    Dennis and Family,
    I’m so sorry for your loss. I loved your sweet mama dearly. So glad I got to visit her recently. Cherish your memories. Will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers.
    Cheryl ‘Whitt’ Walker

  4. Nancy Reavis

    Dennis, Richard, Kenny, and Randy: so very sorry for your loss of mother and grandmother. You have the fond memories of her long, healthy life. My mom was 96 years old and I loved her every day of my life. Thank God for allowing the many years you enjoyed with her. I am a long time friend of Johnny and Pansy. God bless all of the family as you adapt your life without her. Nancy Reavis

  5. Jackie Duncan

    So sad for your loss but know HEAVEN has gained an angel, She was such a DEAR LADY, So very glad I had the honor to meet her, Jackie duncan

  6. Alice S. Creech

    Dear Dennis,

    I am sorry to hear about the loss of your Mother, Please know that you and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers. Take care.
    Alice S. Creech

  7. Nancy Hoeger

    I am so sorry for your loss. Praying for you all. Sending lots of love your way. May God bless you all.

  8. Kevin & Leigh McKenzie

    Richard. We are praying for you and your family during this time of loss of your mother. May the Holy Spirit comfort you.

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