Memorial & Funeral Services

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 Mr.  Rufus Smitherman  

Mr. Rufus “Joe” Smitherman, 87, of Southern Pines, North Carolina, died Monday, October 21, 2019, at his home, surrounded by his loving family.


Mr. Smitherman found joy in serving Jehovah and fellowshipping with his Brothers and Sisters.  He enjoyed music, golfing and traveling, and was a hard worker.  While living in New York, Joe became a master barber, taxicab driver, and he also worked as a horse trainer and a merchant seaman (chef).  Following his retirement from Westchester County, Joe returned home to Southern Pines.

Survivors:  Wife, Ann Smitherman of Yonkers, New York; daughter, Pamela Credle (Eric) of Virginia Beach, Virginia; son, Tonja Smitherman of Bronx, New York; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; other relatives, and many dear friends.


Online condolences can be made November 15, 2019.

Service Details

Memorial Service

Saturday, November 2, 2019

2:00 PM


Kingdom Hall Of Jehovah’s Witnesses

1468 West Pennsylvania Avenue

Southern Pines, North Carolina


No public viewing will be held.