Arden Smith, 80, of Morganton, NC went home on Saturday, February 19, 2011. Born in Burke County, NC on December 6, 1930, he was the son of the late Colman Hull Smith and Delia Cumi Smith. Arden was a member of Laurel Haven Baptist Church where he had served as a Deacon. He was a U.S. Army Veteran of the Korean Conflict and had worked at several local furniture factories.Arden is survived by his sons, David and Jake Smith, both of Morganton; three grandchildren; a great-grandchild; and a sister, Hennie Stewart of Morganton.In addition to his parents, Arden was preceded in death by his wife, Pauline Jordan Smith; a son, Samuel Smith; brothers, Berry, Jack, and James Smith; and a sister, Lena Stanley.The funeral will be held at 3:00 p.m., Monday, February 21, 2011 at Laurel Haven Baptist Church with Rev. Ed Lawing officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery with military honors provided by the N. C. National Guard. The family will receive friends at the church one hour prior to the funeral. Memorial contributions may be made to Laurel Haven Baptist Church, P.O. Box 57, Icard, NC 28666. Sossoman Funeral Home and Crematory Center is assisting the family with the arrangements.

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