Bettie Ruth Garris Smith, 100, died Saturday, December 29, 2007.
A graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, January 1, 2008 at Elmwood Cemetery in Enfield.? The Reverend David Proctor will be presiding.
Mama Smith ran Smith's Store at Ward's Crossroads for 59 years.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Irvin Smith; sons, Norwood Smith and Bill Smith; and daughter, Hazel S. Rives.
She is survived by her daughter, Virginia Blackman of Whitakers; son, Wayne Smith of Enfield; son-in-law, Charles Lee Rives of Enfield; daughter-in-law, Annie Rue Smith of Enfield; eight grandchildren; twelve great-grandchildren; and ten great-great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Monday, December 31, 2007 at Letchworth Funeral Home in Scotland Neck.? The family also requests that anyone wishing to offer condolences please come to Letchworth Funeral Home instead of the family's home.
Arrangements are being handled by Letchworth Funeral Home in Scotland Neck.