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Hurtford Smith, Sr.

December 21, 1923 - February 1, 2018

Hurtford Smith, Sr., 94, passed away on Thursday, February 1, 2018 at Vidant Inpatient Hospice in Greenville.

Hurtford was born on December 21, 1923 in Oak City, NC to the late Jack Smith and Alice Powell Smith.  A dedicated husband, father, brother, and grandfather, Hurtford loved his family and friends and was especially close to his siblings.  He worked two jobs most of his working life, farming in Oak City and working with ASCS (now Farm Services) in Williamston, retiring as County Executive Director.  He loved bird and deer hunting, sports, and trips to the beach.  Hurtford was quite attached to his tooth picks, paper towels, and his sunglasses.

In addition to his parents, Hurtford was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 53 years, Alma English Smith; his brother, Jack Smith; and his sister, Louise Smith.

He is survived by his daughter, Nancy Smith of Raleigh; his sons, Tim Smith and wife Charlotte of Wake Forest and Scott Smith of Oak City; his sisters, Dorothy Whitehead of Scotland Neck, Pauline Daniel of Williamston, and Inez Emanuel and husband Owen of Washington; his sisters-in-law, Virginia Gay of Greenville and Maxine Smith of Roxboro; his grandchildren, Trey Smith, Sarah Furches, Mandy Smith, David Smith, Carson Smith, and Taylor Smith; and his great-grandchildren, Sterling Hurtford Smith, Turner Furches, and Iley Smith.

The family will receive friends from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 3, 2018 at Letchworth-Sykes Funeral Service in Scotland Neck.

A celebration of life funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, February 4, 2018 at the Oak City Christian Church.  Interment will follow at Oak City Cemetery.  The Reverend Morgan Daughety and the Reverend Lyle Brackin will be presiding.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made directly to the Oak City Christian Church, P.O. Box 9, Oak City, NC 27857 or online by clicking here.

Letchworth-Sykes Funeral Service is handling the arrangements for the Smith family and online condolences can be directed to the family by visiting

Service Information

Visitation Information

Date: Saturday, February 3, 2018

Time: 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Letchworth-Sykes Funeral Service

101 West 7th Street
Scotland Neck, NC 27874

Service Information

Date: Sunday, February 4, 2018

Time: 2:00 pm


Oak City Christian Church

310 West Commerce Street
Oak City, NC 27857

Cemetery Information

Date: Sunday, February 4, 2018


Oak City Cemetery

Highway 11
Oak City, NC 27857

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