The Stanly News and Press (Albemarle, NC)


October 10, 2013

Tommy ‘Gene’ Smith, 59, of Albemarle, dies Oct. 2, 2013

Tuesday, October 8, 2013 — Tommy Eugene “Gene” Smith, 59 years of age, of Albemarle, passed away Wednesday, October 2, 2013, at his home.

Gene was born June 16, 1954, in Stanly County to the late Robert Elwood Smith and Etta Maefield Whitley Smith of Albemarle.

The family received friends from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, October 9, 2013, at Hartsell Funeral Home of Albemarle. The funeral service will be on Thursday, October 10, 2013, at 11 a.m. in the Hartsell Funeral Home Chapel in Albemarle officiated by Roger S. Thomas. Burial will follow at Bethesda United Methodist Church at 24390 N.C. 138.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife of 30 years, Pam Wood Smith of the home; sons, Kenneth Eugene Smith of Concord and Timothy James Smith of Albemarle; daughter, Misty  Honbarrier and husband Troy of New London; sister, Irma Hedrick and husband Mark of Palestine; brothers, Darrell Smith and wife Cathy of Palestine and Dale Smith and wife Angie of Aquadale; and five grandsons.

Hartsell Funeral Home of Albemarle is serving the Smith family.

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