Laura Newsome Bracy Smith

Published 11:08 am Tuesday, November 8, 2011

ROXOBEL -LauraNewsome Bracy Smith, age 87 of Roxobel, passed away November 7, 2011 at her home.

Laurawas born on October 20, 1924 inBertieCounty, the daughter of the late Charlie Matt Bracy and Lalla Teaster Bracy. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Charlie Everett Smith, Sr.

She was a beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.

Survivors include her three daughters, Sandra L. Buchite ofPalm Coast,FL,LauraS. Traylor and husband, Steve, of Eure and Susan S. Godwin and husband, Buck, of Newton Grove; her two sons, Charlie Everett Smith, Jr. and wife, Diane, of Hampton, VA and Robert D. Smith and wife, Theresa, of Newport News, VA; her brother, Malcolm Bracy and wife, Joyce, of Ahoskie; her six grandchildren, Robert E. Lane, Jennifer L. Marshall, Michael S. Smith, Allison P. Smith, Emily L. Smith and Stephanie T. Riddick; and eleven great grandchildren.

Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, November 9, 2011 atRoxobel-KelfordCemeterywith the Rev. Dave Rimel officiating.

The family will receive friends on Tuesday, November 8, 2011 at Massey Funeral Home inAulander,NCfrom 7:00 until 9:00 p.m. and other times at her home,416 Tyler School Road, Aulander.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Massey Funeral Home in Aulander is handling the arrangements.

Online condolences may be made to the family at

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