Linda Darleen B. Smith

Published 9:02 am Sunday, April 4, 2010

By Staff
Mrs. Linda Darleen Barnard Smith, age 59, a resident of 915 Smith Shores Road, Belhaven, died Friday, April 2, 2010 at her home.
Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Monday, April 5, 2010 at Smithton Cemetery and will be conducted by the Rev. Jason Blanton. Brett Smith, Michael Smith, Jr., Brandon Phelps, Thomas Smith, Jason Keech and Matthew Neal will serve as pallbearers. Donnie Jones, Stuart Alligood, Bradley Boyd, Nathan Dunbar, Dale Davis, Larry Gordon and Albert Keech will serve as honorary pallbearers.
Mrs. Smith was born in Pasquotank County on August 24, 1950 to Raymond Barnard and the late Lola Hewitt Barnard. On April 13, 1973 she married Fred W. (Bo) Smith III who survives. She was a 1968 graduate of Elizabeth City High School and then went on to receive her bachelor’s degree in elementary education, her master’s degree in library science from East Carolina University, and became national board certified in library science. She was employed as a librarian with Northeast Elementary in Pinetown and attended First Baptist Church of Smithton.
Survivors include her father, Raymond Barnard; her husband, Fred W. (Bo) Smith, III; one daughter, Nikki Smith Klapp and husband Nick of Washington; three sons, Fred W. Smith, IV and wife Priscilla of Belhaven, C. Blake Smith and wife Denise of Belhaven, Cade B. Smith and wife Kelly of Belhaven; five grandchildren, Emori M. Smith, Paige C. Smith, Hunter Taylor, Collin B. Smith and Carter B. Smith; three sisters, Faye B. Smith (the best of friends), Ann B. Jones, Wanda Swarthout and two brothers, Martin (Boogie) Trueblood and Raymond Barnard, Jr.
The family will receive friends at the home, 915 Smith Shores Road, Belhaven.
Flowers are welcome or memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church of Smithton, P. O. Box 522, Pinetown, NC 27865.
You may address condolences and view Mrs. Smith’s memorial video tribute by visiting
Paul Funeral Home of Belhaven is honored to serve the Smith family.
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