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James Smith

Four Oaks, NC: Mr. James Edward “Jimmy” Smith, age 76, of 785 Berea Church Road, passed away on Saturday, December 12, 2020 at his home. A Private Funeral Service will be held 2:00PM- Wednesday, December 16, 2020 at Benson Grove Baptist Church. Rev. Billy Cashwell and Mr. Barry Barbour will officiate. The service will be live streamed at www.bensongrovebaptist.org. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Mr. Smith was born on July 21, 1944 in Harnett County to the late Coley Bless and Odie Mae Dixon Smith.  He was preceded in death by his brothers, Lavern Smith, J.C. Smith, and Benny Smith, sister, Becky Beasley and Kitty Gilbert.  Mr. Smith was a retired heavy equipment operator with Smith Brothers, and Coates Grading and Hauling. He also was a retired diesel mechanic with Winn Dixie.   Mr. Smith was a member of Benson Grove Baptist Church. Surviving include his wife of 32 years, Shirley Revels Smith; children, Michelle Beasley, Kimberly Young and husband, Steven, Freddie Stuart and wife, Tina and Oscar Lopez and wife, Alicia; grandchildren, Patrick Maynard, Mason Young, Kaitlyn Young, Jessica Norris, Jennifer Stuart, Chrissy Morris, Amber McNeill, Evuardo Cortez; great-grandson, Jonathan Maynard; sister, Judy Templeton; several nieces and nephews and he loved and was loved by many. Mr. Smith will be available for viewing and you will be able to sign the register book from 12:00PM-5:00PM on Tuesday, December 15, 2020 at Rose & Graham Funeral Home in Benson, NC. The family will not be present during this time.  In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to the American Heart Association PO Box 5216 Glen Allen, VA 23058-5216. In accordance with the current NC-COVID-19 guidelines, the funeral home suggests practicing social distancing guidelines and the three W's: wait, wash and wear a face covering.  A mask is required for the services.           Condolences may be sent to the family at www.roseandgraham.com            Arrangements by Rose & Graham Funeral Home in Benson, NC

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Prayers for the family!He will be missed!

Karen Byrd Dec 16 2020 12:00 AM

Shirley - I am so sorry for your loss of Jimmy. I know this has been a very difficult year for you in so many ways. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Margie

Margie Morrison Dec 16 2020 12:00 AM

In a complicated world, there is no greater accomplishment than simply being a good man. I will always remember Uncle Jimmy for his generosity of heart and helping hand. He was thoughtful and if you were blessed to be pulled under his wing, you felt safe -- everything was going to be okay. Love you Uncle Jimmy. We'll see you soon. Love, Donna

Donna Adcock Dec 15 2020 12:00 AM

I have fond memories of growing up around Jimmy. My family and I loved him for a long time. Prayers for you all during this difficult time. Keep those precious memories close. Love,

Amy B Clifton Dec 15 2020 12:00 AM

Uncle Jimmy, to me, was always encouraging, strong, supportive and stood in for my late father, his brother, for 20 years. I will miss him but am thanking God we had him in our lives as long as we did. Love and grace to the family.

Tracie Smith Rhodes Dec 15 2020 12:00 AM

My brother always saw the very best in people, and had such an open heart, would give a hand up to anyone who was in need. He enjoyed working on engines. He had a very hard time taking to his sick bed, always wanting to be busy, even working on an engine part when in bed. He was my best friend and I wil miss him terribly. See you soon brother. God bless your sweet soul.

Judy Smith Templeton Dec 14 2020 12:00 AM

You and the family are in our prayers.

Vivian & Corbett Dec 14 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of James Smith

Brenda Barbour Dec 14 2020 12:00 AM

There was no finer man than Jimmy Smith. We are so blessed to have called him our friend. Love you to Shirley and the entire family. You all will be in our prayers. Ronald and Susan

Susan W Wallace Dec 14 2020 12:00 AM

Don and I are so sorry for your loss. We remember Jimmy fondly , always greeting us with a smile and handshake every time we met. Prayers for comfort and peace to all that loved Jimmy.

Don and Helen Stewart Dec 14 2020 12:00 AM

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