Celebrating The Life Of Loved Ones

Arven Gwynn Smith

Arven Gwynn Smith, 71, of Albemarle passed away Friday, August 2, 2019 in Novant Health Rowan Medical Center, Salisbury. His funeral will be 11 AM on Wednesday August 7, 2019 in the Stanly Funeral and Cremation Care Chapel with Pastor Stoney Benfield officiating. Burial will follow at 1 PM in the Salisbury National Cemetery with Military Honors. The family will receive friends prior to the service at Stanly Funeral and Cremation Care of Albemarle from 9:30 until 10:30.

Born April 27, 1948 in Caldwell County, NC he was the son of the late Earley Jones Smith and Virginia Payne Smith. He was a member of Prospect Baptist Church and a veteran of the US Air Force. He was a retired mechanic. Mr. Smith loved to paint and he loved woodworking.

He is survived by his wife Rebecca Watson Smith of the home, son Clinton Smith of Mt. Pleasant, daughter Cameron Smith of Mt. Pleasant, sisters Earlene Workman of Marshville, and Barbara Bridges of Albemarle, stepchildren Christy Charles (Sam), granddaughter Carli Smith and step grandchildren Kaitlin Deberry and Andrew Charles.


  • Margaret A Owens Posted August 3, 2019 8:29 pm

    So sorry for your loss, Prayers for you all

  • Doug Solomon Posted August 4, 2019 4:34 am

    RIP Arven! Lord, may your HolySpirit and love minister to his family in this time of their loss!

  • Tresa Maner Posted August 4, 2019 11:31 am

    We will miss you so much. You brought so much joy to our hearts with that sweet smile. The world was a better place when you were in it. One visitor spoke to me about how happy you were and how everytime he saw Mr. Smith, he made him smile. Your smile is lighting up heaven. God bless his family during this difficult time and we will see each other again.

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