The Stanly News and Press (Albemarle, NC)


October 10, 2013

Helen Smith, of New London, dies Oct. 5, 2013, at age 86

Tuesday, October 8, 2013 — Helen Elaine Barringer Smith, 86 years of age, of New London, passed away Saturday, October 5, 2013, at her home.

Helen was born April 24, 1927, in Stanly County to the late Roy Glen Barringer and the late Margie Pauline Thompson Barringer. She was also preceded in death by her husband, James Edwin Smith Sr.; and sons, James Edwin Smith Jr. and Gary Alton Smith.

The family received friends from 6-8 p.m. Monday, October 7, 2013, at Hartsell Funeral Home of Albemarle. The funeral service was on Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Bethel United Methodist Church in New London, with Rev. Darrell Thompson officiating. The body will lie in state for 30 minutes prior to the service. The burial followed in the church cemetery. At other times, the family will be meeting at the home.

She is survived by her daughter, Tammy Sasser and husband Mark of New London; sister, Ruth Brisco and husband John of New London; daughter-in-law, Judy Smith of Albemarle; and five grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Bethel United Methodist Church, 44118 N.C. 740, New London, NC 28127 or to Community Home Care & Hospice, 348 N. Main St., Troy, NC 27371.

Hartsell Funeral Home of Albemarle is serving the Smith family.

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