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Mr. John Fulton Smith, Sr.

The family of Mr. John Fulton Smith, Sr. announce with deep sorrow and profound regrets the passing of our dear father, brother, uncle, cousin and friend. He passed away on Tuesday, March 18, 2014 at Wake Medical Center, Raleigh, NC. He leaves to mourn is loss, but cherish his memory his children, Roberta Smith Macauley (Lancelot) and John Fulton Smith, Jr. (Stephanie); his grandsons, Malcomb, Trokon, Jordan and Robert; his siblings, Mrs. Rachel Tubman, Mr. Edsel Smith, Sr., Mr. Murray Smith, Sr. and Mr. Edwin Smith, Sr.; a host of cousins, nieces, nephews, aunts and other relatives in Liberia, USA and Europe.

Plans for his Homegoing Services are as follows:
Wake Keeping Service
Saturday, April 12, 2014 @ 9:30am
Mt. Pleasant Missionary Baptist Church
10720 Falls of Neuse Road
Raleigh, NC 27614

Celebration of Life Service
Saturday, April 12, 2014 @ 11:00am
Mt. Pleasant Missionary Baptist Church
10720 Falls of Neuse Road
Raleigh, NC 27614

Smith Family Cemetery
Bentol, Liberia

USA Contacts:
Roberta Smith Macauley - 919-981-0766 (h); 919-302-9041(c)
John Fulton Smith, Jr. - (804) 236-3460 (h); (804) 475-5544 (c)
Lancelot I. Macauley - (919) 270-9874 (c)

Liberia Contacts:
Edsel Smith, Sr. - 011231776462584
Rachel Tubman - 011231886940333
Mutricia Sherman - 011231886554759

Hotel Information:
Comfort Suites Capital
4400 Capital Boulevard
Raleigh, NC 27604
"Smith family" room rate - $89.00/night (King suites only)

Hampton Inn Raleigh-Capital Blvd. North
3621 Spring Forest Road
Raleigh, NC 27616
King and double rooms - $89.00/room
Breakfast included

Service in Liberia
Saturday, April 19 at 9am from Samuel A. Stryker Funeral Parlor, Monrovia Liberia

Saturday, April 19 at 11:00 a.m. at Zion Praise Baptist Church, Bentol, Liberia