Stephen Salle Smith
Stephen Salle Smith
  • May 28, 1937 - May 31, 2017
  • Vanceboro, North Carolina

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Stephen "Pete" Smith, 80, of Vanceboro, went home to be with the Lord on the morning of Wednesday, May 31, 2017. He served the Lord faithfully and was a lifelong member of Calvary Baptist Church but attended Juniper Chapel F.W.B. Church in more recent years.

He is survived by his wife, Helen R. Smith of the home; his son, Stephen Smith (Tammy) of New Bern; his daughter, Brenda Gatlin (Tony) of New Bern; stepdaughters, Lynn Wilson (Alton) and Shelda Hauser; stepson, Keith Ramsey (Sherry), all of Vanceboro; brother, William Davis Smith (Carolyn) of Vanceboro; brother-in-law, Tommy French (Glenda) of Grantsboro; grandchildren, Derek Smith, Courtney Chenoweth, Meagan Smith, and Kayla Gatlin, all of New Bern; stepgrandchildren, Melissa Opphile, Susan Fremont, Derek Lancaster, Kevin Lancaster, and Ryan Ramsey; three great grandchildren and six step great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Joyce L. Smith.

The family will receive friends just prior to the service on Saturday, June 3rd at 11 a.m. with service to follow at 12 noon at Cotten Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Mike Scott and Rev. Bill Wingard officiating. Interment will be at Greenleaf Memorial Park.

For those considering memorial contributions, the family suggests they be made to the Gideons International, P.O. Box 12331, New Bern, NC 28560. Friends are invited to share memories and sign the online guest book at

Arrangements are by Cotten Funeral Home & Crematory.