Mrs. Mollie Bell Smith, 86, of 102 Belton Drive, was born June 6, 1929 to the late Mr. James & Mrs. Allie Locklear Lowry. She departed this life on Sunday, December 6, 2015, at Southeastern Regional Medical Center in Lumberton. She was also preceded in death by her husbands: Mr. Johnny Locklear and Mr. Belton Smith; four sisters; two brothers and a daughter.
The funeral will be conducted 2:30 p.m. Thursday, December 10, 2015, at Locklear & Son Funeral Home Chapel with the burial to follow in the Lumbee Memorial Gardens.
Surviving are six sons: Mr. Sherwood Lowry(Linda), Mr. Colden Locklear(Elenora), Mr. Jerry Locklear(Gladys), Mr. Harry Locklear, Mr. Larry Locklear(Elizabeth) and Mr. John Charles Locklear; nine daughters: Mrs. Donna Sue Smith(Ralph), Mrs. Elenora Jacobs(Mancil), Mrs. Judy Strickland(Ronald), Mrs. Mary Margaret Locklear(Samuel, Jr.), Mrs. Sheryl Ann Locklear(Arnold), Mrs. Allie Mae Jacobs(Ron), Mrs. Veanna Monroe(James), Mrs. Connie Jones(John) and Mrs. Patricia Locklear(Gary); four step-children: Ms. Dorothy Godwin, Ms. Annie Lois, Mr. James Patrick Smith, Mr. Belton “Rooster” Smith, Jr.(Buck) and Ms. Dora Frances Oxendine; thirty-eight grandchildren; 68 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; special caregiver: Mrs. Nina Cummings; and a host of relatives and friends.
The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, December 9, 2015, from 7-9 p.m. at Locklear & Son Funeral Home.