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Nelda Kraus Smith

September 19, 1930 ~ July 31, 2020 (age 89)

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Nelda Kraus Smith,89, of Eastover, NC passed away on Friday, July 31, 2020. She was born on September 19, 1930 in Trieste, Italy to the late Lodovico and Giovanna Tocar Kraus.

Nelda was preceded in death by her husband, Robert “Bob” J. Smith.

Nelda is survived by her two daughters, Elizabeth Gilpatrick and husband Larry of Parsonsfield, ME and Robin Fulcher and husband Kenny of Eastover, NC; one son, John “JJ” Smith and wife Tara of Fayetteville, NC; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends on Sunday, August 2, 2020 from 4:00PM until 6:00 PM at Sullivan’s Highland Funeral Service.

A mass will be held on Monday, August 3, 2020 at 10:00AM at St. Ann’s Catholic Church. Burial will follow in Cumberland Memorial Gardens.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Ann Catholic Church, 357 N. Cool Spring St., Fayetteville, NC 28301.

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Services are entrusted to Sullivan’s Highland Funeral Service & Crematory.


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August 2, 2020

4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Sullivan's Highland Funeral Service
610 Ramsey Street
Fayetteville, NC 28301

Funeral Mass
August 3, 2020

10:00 AM
St. Ann Catholic Church
357 N. Cool Spring Street
Fayetteville, NC 28301

Interment following funeral service
August 3, 2020

Cumberland Memorial Gardens

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