September 7, 1941 ~ February 8, 2020

Born in: Haywood County, NC
Resided in: Horse Shoe, NC

Benjamin “Ben” F. Smith, 78, of Horseshoe, died Saturday, February 8, 2020 at Mission Hospital.

Born in Haywood County, he was the husband of Linda (Willis) Smith of Horseshoe, and the son of the late Leonard Carroll and Lucy (Burnett) Smith. He was also preceded in death by 2 brothers and 2 sisters.

Ben was a member of Boylston Baptist Church, Mills River.

A lover of the outdoors, Ben especially enjoyed deep-sea fishing and hunting.

In addition to his wife of 51 years, he is survived by 3 children: Benjamin Russell Smith of Charlotte, Caren (Smith) Hutchinson of Hendersonville, and Jarrod Benjamin Smith of Arden; 3 grandchildren: Emily and Leah Hutchinson and Amanda Dover; a great-grandson, Braydon Carter Dover; 2 brothers; 1 sister; and a number of nieces and nephews.

A Funeral Service will be held at 3:00 PM on Wednesday, February 12, 2020 at Boylston Baptist Church with Rev. James Burress officiating.

Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Friends will be received at the church one hour prior to the service.

Memorial contributions in Ben’s memory may be made to the Boylston Baptist Church Building Fund, 10642 Boylston Hwy, Mills River, NC 28759.

Services

Visitation: February 12, 2020 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Boylston Baptist Church
10642 Boylston Highway
Horse Shoe, NC 28742

828-891-5512

Funeral Service: February 12, 2020 3:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Boylston Baptist Church
10642 Boylston Highway
Horse Shoe, NC 28742

828-891-5512

Burial: February 12, 2020 3:40 pm - 4:00 pm

Boylston Baptist Church Cemetery
10642 Boylston Highway
Horse Shoe, NC 28742

828-891-7072

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  1. We are so sorry for the pain and heartache you are going through. We pray that the Lord will hold you in His loving arms and wipe away all your tears, give you strength and the sweet peace that only He can. We’re here for you and the girls if you need us. Love you!

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