September 26, 2022, 89, Mount Olive –
Martha Roberts Smith, at the age of 89, passed away quietly Monday morning, September 26, 2022. She was a lifelong resident of the Beautancus community near Mount Olive, had been a member and long-time treasurer of Stanford Presbyterian Church, and more recently attended Bethel United Methodist Church. Mrs. Smith was a homemaker and farmer.
Funeral services will be Wednesday, September 28, at 11 a.m. at Tyndall Funeral Home and will be officiated by the Rev. Wanda Simmons. Visitation will follow the service. A private burial will take place at Wayne Memorial Park later in the day.
Mrs. Smith was preceded in death by her husband of 67 years, George Peel Smith on August 10, 2022. Also preceding her death were her parents, Jesse Bryant Roberts and Lila Swinson Roberts; and her four brothers, Adrian Ray Roberts, Boyden Pierce Roberts, and twins Wayne B. Roberts and Wyatt E. Roberts.
She is survived by her sons, Jesse Peel Smith and wife, Sharon, and Tim W. Smith and wife, Lynne, all of the Beautancus area; five grandchildren, Erin Smith Thoma and husband, Jeremy, of Sneads Ferry, William Smith of Mount Olive, Noel Smith of Greenville, Hannah Smith Brock, and husband, Ethan of Mount Olive, and Melissa Ann Smith of Mount Olive; two great-grandchildren, Eleanor Thoma and Jeremiah Thoma, of Sneads Ferry; a brother-in-law, Jim Smith of Clayton; two sisters-in-law, Marie Roberts and Lillie Smith Jones, both of Mount Olive; and several nieces and nephews from the Roberts and Smith families.
In lieu of flowers, it is the request of the family that memorial gifts be made to the:
Roberts/Swinson Endowment Scholarship
University of Mount Olive
PO Box 90
Mount Olive NC 28365