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Kenneth Wayne Smith

EDGEMOOR -- Mr. Kenneth Wayne Smith, 81, of 5085 Harmony Church Road, passed away Thursday, Nov. 27, 2008, at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte, as the result of a fall. Mr. Smith was formerly of Peachland, N.C.

A memorial service for Mr. Smith will be 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 6, 2008, at Greene Funeral Home Northwest Chapel, with the Rev. Charles Cauthen officiating. Visitation will follow the service.

A native of Wilson, Okla., Mr. Smith was the son of the late Harold Benton Smith and the late Elizabeth Bierbusse Smith. He was formerly the owner and operator of Piedmont Personnel Services in Charlotte, N.C. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. Mr. Smith was a longtime member of Peachland Baptist Church in North Carolina and currently Rogers Memorial ARP Church in Rock Hill. He was a graduate of Florida State University and was a meteorologist. In addition to his parents, Mr. Smith was preceded in death by his brother, Harold B. Smith Jr.

Mr. Smith is survived by his wife, Caroline Reeves Smith of the home; his son, Russell A. Smith of Cary, N.C.; his daughters, Lori Patrick and her husband, Dr. Gary Patrick, of Denver, N.C., and Rebecca Cox and her husband, Marc, of Charlotte, N.C.; his stepsons, Donald Buffkin and his wife, Diane, of Moulton, Ala., Gerald Buffkin and his wife, Linda, of Waxhaw, N.C., and William D. Buffkin of Edgemoor, S.C.; his sister, Mary Jensen and her husband, Claire, of Tempe, Ariz.; five granddaughters; and four stepgrandchildren.

Memorials may be made to American Diabetes Association, 2711 Middleburg Drive, Suite 205, Columbia, SC 29204 or Salvation Army, 119 Charlotte Ave., Rock Hill, SC 29730.

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