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“Shirley & family, I am sorry about your loss. Your and your family are in my thoughts & prayers. Regards, Jody Hayes ”
1 of 14 | Posted by: Jody Hayes - Cherryville, NC

“Dr. Smith was my dentist from around 1st grade until his retirement. Not only was he my dentist but my friend. He always called me "Babe" and made me...Read More »
2 of 14 | Posted by: Thelda Hamm Wood - LINCOLNTON, NC

“Shirley, David, Michael...I have great memories of Hoyle. You folks were the best of the best neighbors in the world. He was a tremendous mentor to...Read More »
3 of 14 | Posted by: chip allran - cherryville, NC

“Thinking of you and your familes with deepest sympathy. Steve & Frieda Clawson ”
4 of 14 | Posted by: Frieda & Steve Clawson - NC

“We are thinking of you during this time. Our sincere sympathy. ”
5 of 14 | Posted by: Anne and Bud Black - Crouse, NC

“I'm so sorry about the passing of Ray. He was such a good person. All of you will be in my thoughts and prayers. ”
6 of 14 | Posted by: Anne S. Haynes (formerly Farnsworth) - NC

“You are all in my thoughts and prayer . So sorry about your loss. ”
7 of 14 | Posted by: Gail C. Canipe - Cherryville, NC

“Dear Shirley and family, Our sincere condolences to all of you in the loss of Ray Hoyle. He gave us many years of special care in his dentist...Read More »
8 of 14 | Posted by: Gene and Dawn Kelly Walker - NC

“You are in our prayers, God bless you and comfort you, we love you. rita and jerry lail ”
9 of 14 | Posted by: jerry and rita Lail - cherryville, NC

“Debbie and I want to express our sympathy for your loss. Hoyle was such a good and caring man. He will be missed by his family, church and many...Read More »
10 of 14 | Posted by: Mickey & Debbie Payseur - NC

“Michael my heart goes out to you and your family. Please know I am thinking of you and your family. I am here for you. ”
11 of 14 | Posted by: Buffie Silva - Raleigh, NC

“Shirley, Michael, David and Family. I am so sorry for your loss and I will fondly remember Ray Hoyle. ”
12 of 14 | Posted by: Sid Stroupe - Durham, NC

“Our thoughts and prayers go out to the entire Smith family....Michael ”
13 of 14 | Posted by: Michael Coppotelli - Cary, NC

“Michael - My sincere condolences for your loss. Please know my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. ”
14 of 14 | Posted by: Jan Kook - Cary, NC - Co-worker


Dr. Ray Hoyle Smith, age 83 of 702 Spring Street, died peacefully July 2, 2013 at Hospice at Wendover. He was born April 10, 1930, in Cleveland County, a son of the late Raymond Forest and Annie Heavner Hoyle Smith. Dr. Smith was a 1951 graduate from The Citadel and joined the United States Army serving in Korea. He then went on to earn a DDS from Emory University School of Dentistry in 1959. Dr. Smith was a member at First United Methodist Church, a former member of the Lions Club and the Rotary Club, and a volunteer for Meals on Wheels. He was known as "Mr. Fix It" and enjoyed computers, gardening and traveling. His greatest passions were the Eagle Scouts and his grandchildren. He enjoyed every moment that he was blessed to share with his family and loved them dearly.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Suzanne Lynn Smith, and a sister, Bette Sue Smith Rodgers.

He is survived by his loving wife of 55 years, Shirley E. Homesley Smith, of the home; sons, Michael Homesley Smith, of Raleigh, and David Wendel Smith and wife, Martha Anne Caye Smith of Indianapolis, IN; grandsons, Samuel David Smith and Lucas Michael Smith, both of Indianapolis, IN; and niece, Leah Theresa Rodgers and nephew, H. Curtiss Rodgers, III.

A Memorial Service will be held at First United Methodist Church in Cherryville on Friday, July 5, 2013 at 2:00 PM with Rev. Rick D. Fite officiating. Burial will follow in City Memorial Park. The family will receive friends following the burial in the fellowship hall at First United Methodist Church.

Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church, 601 N. Pink Street, Cherryville, NC 28021 or to Hospice of Cleveland County, 951 Wendover Height Drive, Shelby, NC 28150.

Condolences may be made to www.carpentersfuneralhome.net