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Edna Smith

May 30, 1926 ~ February 3, 2019 (age 92)

Mrs. Edna Martishia Beck Smith, 92, wife of the late Rudolph Smith, passed away Sunday, February 3, 2019, at her home. She was born May 30, 1926 in Richmond County, daughter of the late Sarah Elizabeth Stewart Beck and John W. Beck.

Mrs. Smith was the owner of Eastside Cloth Shop. She was a faithful member of East Rockingham United Methodist Church and a precious wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She loved her family dearly.

Services were conducted on Thursday, February 7th at East Rockingham United Methodist Church with interment at Eastside Cemetery. Visitation was held at the home, 573 Mill Road, East Rockingham, on Wednesday evening from 5:00 to 7:00 PM. Friends and family gathered at the church at 10:00 AM on Thursday, one hour prior to the service, and the service began at 11:00 AM.

Mrs. Smith is survived by her children, John Rudolph “Rudy” Smith and wife Debbie Pressley Smith of Albuquerque, NM and Linda Kay Smith Armstrong and husband Barry Clark Armstrong of Rockingham; four grandchildren, Carey Donell Smith Mendoza (Joe), Beren Grey Armstrong (Nanako), Jared Clark Armstrong, and Sarah Elizabeth Armstrong Franco (Jordan); and five great grandchildren, Jack Ryan Mendoza, Jill Rene Mendoza, Joey Rudolph Mendoza, Jerry Roman Mendoza, and Hermine Aurora Armstrong. Mrs. Smith is preceded in death by her husband, Rudolph Smith; an infant daughter; and siblings, Clifford W. Beck, Henry C. Beck, James Samuel Beck, and Robert N Beck.

Watson - King Funeral Home in Rockingham is assisting the Smith family. Condolences may be sent online to

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