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Gerald Ray Smith, 81, passed away Monday, April 18, 2022, at the Laurels of Chatham in Pittsboro.

Services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 26, 2022, at Browns Chapel U.M.C. with Rev. Ray Gooch officiating.

He was the son of the late Margaret Kelly and Pete Smith. For four years, Gerald served under the Strategic Air Command, servicing planes in the United States Air Force. His final career was with UNC Hospital. Surviving is his wife, Frances Scott Smith; sons, Michael Ray Smith and Gregory Clark Smith; three grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Brown’s Chapel U.M.C. Cemetery Fund, P.O. Box 1048, Pittsboro, N.C. 27312.

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