HENDERSON — Hill Alston Smith, 88, of North Cherry Street, died Sunday, May 30, 2021, at his home. Born in Franklin County on Sept. 17, 1932, he was the son of the late Julius Hill Smith and Mary Hayes Smith. He was retired from Harriet and Henderson, having worked at the North Henderson Mill. He attended New Bethel Baptist Church.

A graveside funeral service will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at New Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery by the Rev. Ronnie Gilliam.

Mr. Smith is survived by his wife, Mary Ann Grissom Smith of the home; a brother, Julius Hayes Smith of Henderson; three nieces, Catherine Gray (Jimmy), Kelly Edwards (Justin) and Kim Champion (James); a nephew, Kevin Perdue (Kelley); and two special great nephews, Austin Edwards and Joseph Edwards.

The family will receive friends prior to the service on Wednesday from 1:30 p.m. until 2 p.m. at New Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to New Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, c/o Debra Woodlief, 1238 New Bethel Church Road, Henderson, NC 27537.

Arrangements are by J.M. White Funeral Home.