Celebrating The Life Of Loved Ones

Bennie Ray Smith

Bennie Ray Smith, 79, of Albemarle went home to be with the Lord Friday, August 28, 2020 in Atrium Health Cabarrus.

Born February 3, 1941 in Stanly County, NC, he was the son of the late Marvin and Ruby Andrews Smith.  He was a member of Lighthouse Baptist Church and was a retired brick mason.  He loved woodworking and painting and was very talented. 

He is survived by his wife 61 years, Mary Lou Hatley Smith, five sons Reggie (Cindy), Bobby, Mark (Cecila), Michael (Susan),  and Chris (Denise), four brothers, Lee (Christine), Tommy (JoAnn), Richard (Jean), and David (Penny) and a sister Carolyn Miller, 14 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-grandchild. 

There will be no services held at this time.  In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Lighthouse Baptist Church, 28699 Millingport Rd, Albemarle, NC. 


  • Margaret Posted August 28, 2020 6:13 pm

    So sorry to hear of your loss, Prayers for you and your family. Love to hear Benny and his band play on the weekends when ya lived on Austin St. he will be missed.

  • Becky Davis Posted August 28, 2020 10:33 pm

    Thoughts n Prayers for the family.
    Curt’s auction gang.
    Curt, Alan n Becky

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