Ephriam Smith

Published 12:17 pm Wednesday, January 10, 2018

On Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2017, Ephriam Smith peacefully returned to his maker at his son’s home in Willingboro, New Jersey. He was the oldest of ten children born on August 23, 1924 in Mecklenburg County, Virginia to the late Rankin Smith and Bessie Snead Smith.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 68 years of marriage, Adell Allen Smith, two sons, Herman and Raymond Smith, and siblings, James, Roberta, Pattie, Alice and Virginia. He leaves to cherish his memory, a devoted son, John Smith of Willingboro, N.J.; sisters and brothers, Sam, Bessie(George), Daisy, and Deani(Harry); five grandchildren and numerous great grandchildren; devoted nephew, George Allen; daughter-in-law, Beanie Smith; sister-in-law, Mattie Lee Allen; host of nieces, nephews and cousins.

Funeral Services were held 12 Noon Thursday, Dec. 28, 2017 at Piney Grove Baptist Church in Randolph, Virginia, with interment in the church cemetery.

Service of Comfort was provided by Dupee’s Funeral Home of Drakes Branch, Virginia.Online condolences may be expressed at www.dupeefuneralhome.com.