Celebrating The Life Of Loved Ones

Carol Jean Bish Smith

Carol Jean Bish Smith, age 80 of New London, NC passed away Sunday, September 10, 2017 in Carolinas Health Care System- Northeast, Concord, NC.  Her funeral will be Wednesday, September 13, 2017 at 2:00 PM in the Stanly Funeral Home Chapel, Albemarle, NC with the Rev. Tony Thomas officiating.  Burial will be in the High Lawn Memorial Park, Oak Hill, WV.  The family will receive friends at the Stanly Funeral & Cremation Care on Wednesday afternoon from 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM prior to the hour of the service.

Mrs. Smith was born June 5, 1937 in Lochgelly, WV to the late King David Bish and Blanche Agnes Irving Bish and was a retired employee of Federal Pacific Electric Company.  She attended Prospect Baptist Church, Albemarle, NC.  She loved cooking for her family and taking care of her flowers.

Mrs. Smith was married to the late James Ray Smith who preceded her in death August 8, 2017.  Also preceding her in death were three brothers and six sisters.  Survivors include two sons; Aaron Smith and wife Pamala of Richfield, NC, and Robert Smith and wife Dusti of Albemarle, NC, one daughter, Belinda Clayton and husband Randy of New London, NC, one brother Curtis Bish of Conneaut, Ohio, seven grandchildren and six great grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Stanly and Uwharrie Hospice, 960 N. 1st Street, Albemarle, N.C. 28001.

Stanly Funeral & Cremation Care of Albemarle is serving the Smith family.


  • Deborah broadaway Posted September 11, 2017 4:57 pm

    My thoughts and prayers are with all of u

  • Rocky and Andrea Drye Posted September 11, 2017 9:42 pm

    Aaron and family, our hearts go out to you. May the Lord comfort you now and the days to follow.

  • Doreen Wilson Posted September 12, 2017 6:40 am

    You have been such a blessing your whole life to all of your family and friends. You are so loved and will be missed by all.. My heart goes out especially to your children who took such good care and so devoted to you and James. RIP Aunt Carol

  • Donna Barringer Posted September 12, 2017 1:58 pm

    We all hated to loose you but I know you are in a much better place with all your loved ones that went ahead of you. I will always love you. My prayers are for your kids and grandkids for I know what it is like to lose someone very close. Love to all of yall

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We never felt hurried or rushed in any way even though they had other funerals that day.  Everyone at Stanly Funeral Home made us feel like we were family and did everything they could for us in this most trying time in our lives.


Everyone went out of their way to make sure that every detail was good with me.  Their kindness, patience and love they show is superior.  Stephen Aldridge and his ENTIRE staff are the best.


The whole staff was wonderful but Stephen Aldridge was excellent, even sending us a note one month later.


Excellent customer service and attention to detail from start to finish.

Personal touch – treated you like family – genuine expression of sympathy and condolences-

We personally know these folks and they have served our family and extended family since the early 1960s.