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William Joseph Smith

HATTERAS, N.C. -- William Joseph Smith, 69, of Hatteras, died Friday, Dec. 26, 2008, at his residence. Mr. Smith was born in York, S.C., and was owner/operator of his own boat building company and a Mason.

He was the son of the late Joseph Darby and Mary Rogers Smith; and the husband of the late Doris Glenn Smith.

Surviving are his daughter, Judy S. Grist of Rock Hill, S.C.; and his son, Joe Smith of Frisco; and four grandchildren, Buddy Grist, Ben Grist, Will Smith and Grayson Smith.

Mr. Smith was preceded in death by his two sisters, Margaret S. Adkins and Katharine S. Price.

A service of remembrance was held at Hatteras United Methodist Church, Monday, Dec. 29, 2008, officiated by the Rev. Cory Oliver.

Visitation will be from 2 to 3 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2008, at Bratton Funeral Home. A graveside service will follow at Lakeview Memory Gardens, with the Rev. Tom McPhail officiating.

Memorials may be made to Hatteras United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 310, Hatteras, NC 27943.

Bratton Funeral Home in York is serving the Smith family.

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