Matthew Clifton Smith, 53

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Mr. Matthew Clifton Smith, age 53, of the Plain View community, died on Tuesday, June 23, 2020, at Betsy Johnson Hospital in Dunn.

Matthew was born in Harnett County on Sept. 26, 1966, the son of the late Carolyn Puryear Smith.

Matthew was a fireman with the Plain View Fire Department and the Benson Fire Department. He had worked for the Town of Benson in the Maintenance Department.

A funeral service will be held Thursday, July 2, 2020, at 2 p.m. at Cromartie-Miller Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Johnny Peterson officiating. Burial will follow in Spring Branch Church Cemetery. 

He is survived by his wife, Shelia Bass Smith of the home; sons, Joshua Harrington and wife Tammy of Dunn, Dalton Smith and wife Jessica of Plain View; daughter, Tina Louise Comfort and husband Michael of Benson; father, Dewey Clifton Smith of Dunn; sister, Jennifer Smith of Plain View; sister-in-law, Lou McKoy and husband Chris of Dunn; stepbrother, Chris Jackson and wife Vivian of Erwin; son-in-law, John Toohey of Newton Grove; nephews, Tracy Beasley and wife Kristen and Adam Beasley and wife Samantha, all of Dunn; uncle, Paul Puryear of Plain View; and aunt, Ruth Denning and husband Charles of Plain View; and 17 grandchildren.

There will be a visitation at Cromartie-Miller Funeral Home Wednesday evening from 6 to 8 without the family present.

The family will receive friends at the home of Dalton and Jessica Smith, 1037 Core Road, in the Plain View community.

A service of Cromartie-Miller Funeral Home of Dunn.

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