Ernestine M. Smith
MOUNT OLIVE | Ernestine Mallard Smith, 87, passed away quietly Tuesday, February 7, 2017. Death came for her in Acworth, Georgia where she had recently relocated to be near one of her sons. A beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, Ernestine was born in Kinston, N.C. to the late Henrietta Morton Mallard and George Osborn Mallard. Besides being devoted to her family, Ernestine loved sewing and gardening and lived independently in her home in Mount Olive, N.C. until March 2016. Those left to cherish her memories are her oldest son, Ernest Welch Smith of Kennesaw, Ga.; her youngest son Linwood Worth Smith of Goldsboro, N.C.; younger brother George Osborn Mallard, Jr. of Dallas, Ga., 4 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral services will be held at Tyndall Funeral Home in Mount Olive on Wednesday, February 15, 2017 at 2 p.m. with visitation following. Burial will be Thursday, February 16, at Friendship Free Will Baptist Church Cemetery, Trenton, N.C. following an 11 a.m. graveside service. Sign the guest book at Kinston.com.
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