Smithfield: Obituaries

July 13, 2014

Marie Lynch Gupton

Marie Lynch Gupton of Smithfield died Friday, July 4, 2014.

Marie was born in Johnston County to the late Lonnie and Salie Woodard Lynch. She was a graduate of Princeton High School and King’s Business College. Marie was a devoted member of First Presbyterian Church of Smithfield, where she had served as a deacon and elder, and had served on numerous church committees. She retired from K.R. Edwards Tobacco Company after many years of dedicated service.

Marie is survived by her niece, Judy Lynch Allred (Ron) of Alpharetta, Georgia; goddaughter, Kelli Duncan Sanderford (David) of Clayton; and godson, Kenny Duncan (Julie) of Clayton. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Howard D. Gupton, and her brother, Charles Linwood Lynch.

A memorial service will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday at First Presbyterian Church of Smithfield. The family will receive friends at a reception immediately following the service.

Memorial contributions may be made to the First Presbyterian Church Building Fund, 215 South Third Street, Smithfield, NC 27577.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at

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