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Hayes Smith Sr.

SoVaNow.com / January 08, 2013
Hayes Smith Sr., 87, of Skipwith, entered eternal rest Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013 at Meadowview Terrace, Clarksville.

Mr. Smith was born in Mecklenburg County, Aug. 25, 1925 to the late Johnie and Annie Pettus Smith. He attended the schools of Mecklenburg County, and was a member of Bluestone Baptist Church. He served as the church treasurer for 50 plus years, chairman of the Deacon Board, church school superintendent and trustee.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Elnora Haskins and Mary Smith and three brothers, John, Arthur and Wallace Smith. Cherishing his memories are two sons, Hayes Smith Jr. (Gale) of Glen Allen, and Chris Steven Smith of Newport News, three grandchildren, Trimelle Proctor, Steven Smith and Emma Smith; one brother, Willis Smith of Skipwith, five sisters-in-law, Dorothy Fuller, Dorothy Smith, Elizabeth Smith, Margaret Smith and Ethel Harris; one brother-in-law, Harvey Harris and a vast number of other loving relatives and caring friends.

A funeral will be held Thursday, Jan. 10, at noon at Bluestone Baptist Church with Rev. Lawrence T. Wilkerson, officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Viewing will be Thursday from noon-7 p.m. and the family will receive friends Wednesday from 6-7:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

Arrangements are by C. H. Harris Funeral Home and Cremation Service.

Online condolences may be expressed at http://www.harrisfhc.com.

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