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Dewey Smith / October 05, 2021

Dewey Smith, 86, of East Orange, N.J., died Thursday, Sept. 30, 2021 in East Orange, N.J. He was born in the Brassfield community of Granville County, N.C., on April 11, 1935, to the late James and Sadie Smith. He moved to Mecklenburg County, where he attended the public schools and met his wife, and joined St. Luke Baptist Church, Skipwith. After relocating to New Jersey, he worked for Abelow Enterprises as a plumber. He joined Positive Proof Ministry of East Orange, N.J. In his spare time, he enjoyed country music and westerns.

Cherishing his memories are three children, Dewey Smith Jr. (Noel) of Texas, Glendora Briddell of Savannah, Ga., and Rhonda Moore (Roger) of Gouldsboro, Pa.; numerous grandchildren; a sister, Reedis Smith; two sisters-n-law, Rev. Ruth Marrow and Martha Smith, and a vast number of other loving relatives and caring friends.

In addition to his parents, He Smith was preceded in death by his wife, Magalene Marrow Smith and two grandchildren.

Graveside services will be held Friday, Oct. 8 at 1 p.m. at St. Luke Baptist Church demetery, Skipwith, with Rev. Chester Terry officiating.

Public viewing will be held Thursday 2-6 p.m. A mask is required for all viewings and services.

Online condolences may be expressed at

Arrangements are by Giles-Harris Funeral Home and Cremation Service.

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