Celebrating The Life Of Loved Ones

Pauline Smith Furr

Pauline Smith Furr webPauline Smith Furr, 86, of Stanfield passed away Sunday, October 11, 2015 in her daughter’s home.  Her funeral service will be 2 PM Tuesday, October, 13, 2015 in the Stanly Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Clint Lewey officiating.  Burial will follow in the Liberty Hill Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery.  The family will receive friends at Stanly Funeral Home on Tuesday from Noon until 2 PM prior to the funeral service.  At other hours the family will gather at the home of her son Lane, 8408 S. Hwy 200, Stanfield, NC 28163.

Born December 30, 1928 in Stanly County, NC, she was the daughter of the late Flave Felton Smith and Annie Lee Jones Smith and was a homemaker.  She was a member of Berea Baptist Church in Stanfield.  Mrs. Furr enjoyed gardening and working in the greenhouse and she loved her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Furr was preceded in death by her husband Thomas Junior Furr on September 4, 1995.  She is survived by sons Alvin Furr and wife Kimberly of Lexington, Lane Furr and wife Phyllis of Stanfield, daughter Iris Furr Hathcock and husband Ricky of Stanfield, brother Loran Smith of Matthews, sister Athene Weaver of Frog Pond, 10 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren.

The family requests that memorials be made to Hospice of Stanly and the Uwharrie, 960 N. First St., Albemarle, NC 28001.


  • Melvin and Marion Posted October 12, 2015 7:17 pm

    Our thoughts and prayers are with Mrs. First and her family. God bless

    • Dasha Posted December 18, 2015 8:34 am

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  • CLINT,CHRISTINE AND FAMILY Posted October 12, 2015 7:36 pm

    Thinking of you and your family with our prayers and deepest sympathy.

  • Donna Baker Peele Posted October 12, 2015 8:54 pm

    My heart is so sadden by your loss, but I know Heaven is rejoicing as another child of God entered His Mighty Kingdom. I will miss you greatly.

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  • Russell Tucker Posted October 14, 2015 10:59 am

    Lane, I am so very sorry for your loss. Please know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers during this time.

  • Bill & Kellie Tucker Posted October 18, 2015 11:32 am

    Lane & Phyllis,
    You are in our thoughts and prayers.

  • Judy Godwin Posted October 18, 2015 1:09 pm

    Iris and family: Just wanted to let you know we are praying for you during this time of your loss. We never replace that Mother’s Love. Please let us know if there is anything we can do for you during this time.

    Judy Godwin

  • Ana Posted October 28, 2015 5:32 pm

    Our deepest and sincerest condolences to the family. Words alone can not ease the pain when grieving the loss of a love one. The Bible provides comfort during these difficult times. Revelation 21:3-4 states, “And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away”. May God give you and your family comfort in your loving memories and in His promise that soon we will never experience losing our loved ones in death and we will be able to see them again once they resurrected as per John 5:28-29. May these words give you a new hope, with deepest sympathy and warmth of heart.

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