BOLTON — Joseph Ezell Smith, 83, died Saturday, July 16, 2016 at New Hanover Regional Medical Center in Wilmington.
The funeral will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, July 23 at The New Townsend Temple Church, 273 Smith Lane with Pastor Lula Webb officiating. Viewing will held from noon-7 p.m. Friday, July 22 at Peoples Funeral Home of Whiteville and Saturday, July 23 one hour prior to and following the service at the church. There will be a wake from 6-7 p.m. Friday, July 22 in the funeral home chapel. Burial will be in the Townsend Temple Memorial Gardens.
Surviving are his daughter, Kathy Helene Smith of Bolton; three sons, Pelzie Smith of Freemont, Calif., James Alfred Smith of Bolton and Robert Allen Smith of the home; one sister, Patricia Ann Best of Bolton; and two brothers, Theodore Smith of Bolton and Jimmy Alfred Smith of Raleigh.