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Sandra Carden Smith


Sandra Carden Smith, 79, of Granville County passed away Tuesday, July 27, 2021 at Durham Regional Hospital in Durham.

Sandra was born in Durham County to the late Rufus Milton Carden and Marie Fletcher. She was a member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church and worked as a teacher’s assistant with Granville County Public Schools for twenty years.
Funeral Services will be conducted Friday, July 30, 2021 at 2:00 PM at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church officiated by Reverend David Herman. Burial will follow in Carolina Memorial Gardens in Creedmoor.

She leaves to cherish her memory, her husband of fifty-eight years, Johnny Rogers Smith; her daughter, Kim Smith of Timberlake; her son, Jeff Smith of Timberlake and several aunts, uncles and special cousins.

Visitation will be from 12:00-1:45 PM at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the National Kidney Foundation, 1622 E. Parham Rd., Richmond, VA 23228.


  • Barby Adcock Posted July 29, 2021 12:01 am

    So sorry for your loss of this special lady. She was a sweet lady & one heck of a cook. I especially loved her slaw & Friday morning cheeseburgers Kim would bring to me @ work. Prayers & love for ya’ll.

  • Janet Player Posted July 29, 2021 12:13 am

    So sorry for your loss, you and your family are in my prayers.

    • Jeff Smith Posted July 29, 2021 2:42 pm

      Thank you Janet

  • Juanita Ellington Posted July 29, 2021 12:18 am

    So sorry to hear this. Our prayers are with the family and Kim you know we love you!

  • Steve walters Posted July 29, 2021 1:54 am

    Sandra was my favorite cousin on my moms side.She was always a special human being. I will always remember her being being so loving to Johnny and Kim and Jeff .she always reminded me of her mother and father. They where where also special. Sandra Carden Smiths do not come by very often! God Bless Her! Rest in Peace! Steve Walters

    • Jeff Smith Posted July 29, 2021 2:41 pm

      Thank you Steve, we are going to miss her dearly. She loved her family very much.

  • Rebecca H Goss Posted July 29, 2021 4:17 pm

    Sorry to hear about Sandra she was a great lady and teacher.

  • VIVIAN WRIGHT Posted July 29, 2021 8:48 pm

    So sorry for your loss, Sandra will be missed by all who knew her. Thoughts and prayers to you all. Love ya

  • Nancy wynn Posted July 29, 2021 10:03 pm

    Sandra was one of the sweetest people I ever met. It was an honor to have her as my friend. This is heartbreaking to me. Praying for all of you.

  • Gilbert mangum Posted July 29, 2021 10:40 pm

    Prayers she will be missed
    Love in christ

  • Faye Weaver Posted July 30, 2021 12:02 am

    We were so sorry to hear of Sandra’s passing! Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this very sad time!

  • Julie Hughes Posted July 30, 2021 4:47 am

    Our family will never be the same. I loved Sandra.
    She had a sweet disposition and was always complementary of my grand girls. She will be missed dearly. I will continue to pray for y’all…:Johnny, Kim and Jeff. I love y’all! Stay strong in your faith.

  • Danny Lea Posted July 30, 2021 3:31 pm

    I helped Lester Roberts (Johnny and Sandra’s next door neighbor) during his latter days before he had to go to the nursing home. I will always remember how kind they were to Lester. Sorry to hear about Sandra’s death, and wish Johnny well..

  • Anita Overton Thomasson Posted July 30, 2021 4:59 pm

    Deepest sympathy, love and prayers for you all.

  • Alvin Hobgood Posted July 30, 2021 5:08 pm

    Sorry to hear about Sandra’s death. All the best to all in the future.

  • Brenda Brogden Posted July 31, 2021 11:05 am

    I am so very sorry to hear about Sandra. It was heartbreaking when I heard this this morning. She was one of the sweetest people and was the best of the best! I am sorry I missed her service but didn’t hear about her passing until Saturday morning. Please know that your entire family are in my thoughts and prayers. She will definitely be missed by everyone.

  • DONNA J JACKSON Posted August 2, 2021 5:42 pm

    Jeff and Kim, I am so sorry to hear about your mom. You and your families will be in our prayers.

  • Martie Carden Murray Posted January 12, 2022 6:39 am

    It’s been over 11 years since I heard your voice,Sissy. You and your family will always be in my heart, thoughts and prayers. Rest easy..

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