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Letha Pearl Smith McDaniels: Clarendon

1932 – 2024

     Letha Pearl Smith McDaniels of Clarendon died Wednesday, Feb. 7, in her home with family by her side. She was 91.

     Born in Columbus County, she was the daughter of the late Rev. Archie R. Smith and Addie Marinda Ward Smith.

     She was the widow of the late Thomas Huey McDaniels.

     She is survived by four daughters, Linda Carol McDaniels of Tabor City, Phyllis Ann McDaniels of Loris, Gelia Lerenda Guyton (Barry Stephen) of Clarendon, and Wendy McDaniels Tedder (Harold Dean) of Garner; a brother, Archie Thurston Smith of Greenville, North Carolina; five grandsons, Stephen Joses Guyton, Nathan Carl Guyton, David Preston Morton, Joshua Caleb Tedder, Seth Josiah Tedder; and three great grandchildren, Brantley Hobbs, Gunner Hobbs, and Elizabeth Guyton.

     In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Rev. George Calvin Smith, and Ralph Dayton Smith.

     Visitation was planned from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 10, in Inman Ward Funeral Home of Tabor City.

     Funeral services were planned for 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 11, in Mission Valley Original Free Will Baptist Church, with Rev. Adolph Smith, Rev. George Jerome Smith, and Rev. Paul Lambert officiating, burial following in Smith Cemetery on Butler Town Road, Whiteville.

     Memorials may be made to Lower Cape Fear Hospice Care Center, 206 Warrior Trail Rd Whiteville, NC 28472.

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