Vira Tart Alford Williams Smith, 88, passed away Saturday, August 22, 2015 at Hillside Nursing Center. She was born in Johnston County, the daughter of the late Anna and Thadeus Tart and was a Christian wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend. Vira was a member of Oak Grove Baptist Church for many years before becoming a member of Rolesville Baptist Church. She sang in the choir and taught Sunday School for over 60 years. During her working career, Vira farmed with her husband, worked at Burlington Industries and at Devil Dog. She was retired from the NC Dept. of Motor Vehicles and was a member of James B. White Chapter #199 O.E.S.
Funeral services will be held at 2 o’clock Wednesday afternoon, August 26, 2015 at Rolesville Baptist Church. Burial will follow in Oak Grove Baptist Church Cemetery.
Vira is survived by her daughter, Dolores A. Scarboro and husband, Glenn, of Rolesville; son, Wesley Hamilton Alford, Jr. and wife, Diana, of Clearfield, Utah; step-daughter, Pam Maxey and husband, John, of Raleigh; grandsons, Scott Scarboro of Los Angeles, CA, Brad Scarboro and wife, Kristyn, of Rolesville, and Wesley Hamilton Alford, III, of Utah; step-grandchildren, Nick Larson and Kim Larson of Utah, and Mandy Poole of Knightdale; great-grandchildren, Kiani, Georgia, and Dallas; sisters, Ora Lee Barefoot of Benson, and Reba Phipps and husband, Stanley, of Charlotte; sisters-in-law, Bessie Tart of Benson, Gladys Hight of Franklinton, and Rachel Bradley and husband, Danny, of Spokane, WA; brother-in-law, F.G. Alford and wife, Jo, of Princeton; many special nieces and nephews; special family, Sandra Harrison, Tracy and Michele Goss, and Allie, Harrison, and Hunter.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husbands, Wesley H. Alford, Sr. and Edward Williams; sisters, Lola Parker, Vada Marden, Ada Arhar, and Georgia Evans; and brothers, Nathan Tart, and Garland Tart.
Flowers are welcome or memorial contributions may be made to Rolesville Baptist Church, Meals on Wheels or to the Wounded Warrior Project.
The family would like to express their heartfelt thanks to the caregivers at Hillside Nursing Center for their kind and compassionate care.
Friends may visit with the family from 6-9 Tuesday evening, August 25, 2015 at Bright Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 405 S. Main St., Wake Forest, NC 27587. (919-556-5811)