Barbara White Smith

May 7, 2013 

Barbara White Smith, 76, of Raleigh died Sunday at her home. She was born September 23, 1936 in Wake County, daughter of the late Melvin and Ruby Hayes White.

A funeral service will be held Thursday, May 9 at 11:00 A.M. at McLaurin Funeral Home in Clayton. Burial will follow in Maplewood Cemetery.

She is survived by her companion of 38 years, Lewis Gower, children, Cheryl Upchurch and husband Eddie of Knightdale, Neal Smith of Raleigh, and Wendy Masters and husband David of Fuquay-Varina, grandchildren, Michael Upchurch, Jonathan Smith, Jessica Smith, Kristen Masters, Eric Masters, Kelly Masters, one great granddaughter, Cheyenne Lanning and Mr. Gower’s children, Cindy Maciejewski of Morrisville and Misty Parnell of Nags Head.

The family will receive friends Wednesday from 6:00 – 8:00 P.M. at McLaurin Funeral Home. Arrangements are by McLaurin at Pinecrest Memorial Park, Funerals, and Cremations. Condolences may be sent to the family at

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