Celebrating The Life Of Loved Ones

James Ray Smith, Jr.

James Ray Smith, Jr. of New London, NC passed away on Tuesday, August 8, 2017

in his home.  His service will be Thursday, August 10, 2017 at 2:00 PM in the Stanly Funeral Home Chapel, Albemarle, NC.   The family will receive friends on Thursday afternoon from 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM prior to the hour of the service.

Mr. Smith was born on April 25, 1940 in Oak Hill, WV to the late James Ray Smith, Sr. and Dana Treadway Smith and retired employee of Michelin Aircraft Tire Corp. of Norwood.  He was a veteran of U.S. Army, avid book reader and he love taking his grandchildren to school.

Mr. Smith was married to Carol Jean Bish Smith of the home.  Other survivors include two sons,  Robert James Smith and wife Dusti of Albemarle, NC and Aaron Ray Smithand wife Pamala of Richfield, NC, one daughter, Belinda B. Clayton and husband Randall of New London, N.C., seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

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


  • Tonya Woodall Posted August 8, 2017 1:08 pm

    So very sorry to hear of Mr. Smith’s passing. Many thoughts and prayers are with your family. From the Woodall Family

  • Deborah broadaway Posted August 8, 2017 6:34 pm

    He was a sweet man

  • Cheryl Nash Posted August 8, 2017 8:46 pm

    My thoughts and prayers are with you all.I will always remember the home made chili.

  • Kathy Swaringen Posted August 9, 2017 12:41 am

    James was a good man. He will be missed.

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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.