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Ora Lee (Helms) Smith

September 5, 1924 ~ October 16, 2019 (age 95)


Ora Lee Smith, 95, of Oakboro, passed away Wednesday, October 16, 2019 at her home.

Mrs. Smith was born September 5, 1924 to the late Obie and Hettie Almond Helms. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband, Robert Lee Smith; one infant daughter;  brothers. Ray Helms, Norman Helms; sister, Lucille H. Mills.

The family will receive friends from 2:00 - 2:45 pm, on Saturday, October 19, 2019, at First Baptist Church of Locust, 320 South Central Avenue. The funeral service will follow 3:00 pm, officiated by Rev. Dr. Kinney Wallace and Rev. Garry Baker. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Ora Lee is survived by her son, Dwight Smith and fiancée Tonya Jolly; niece, Jean Aycoth, as well as, many other numerous nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Stanly County & The Uwharrie, 960 North 1st Street, Albemarle, NC. 28001.

Hartsell Funeral Home of Midland is serving the Smith family.

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Funeral Service
October 19, 2019

3:00 PM
Hartsell Funeral Home & Crematory
13575 Broadway Ave.
Midland, NC 28107

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