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Mattie Smith Ham

September 9, 1923 October 16, 2018
Mattie Smith Ham
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Obituary for Mattie Smith Ham

Mattie S. Ham
September 9, 1923 - October 16, 2018

Mattie Lee Smith Ham, 95, quietly and peacefully passed away on Tuesday, October 16, 2018. The third of five children, Mattie was born September 9, 1923 in Wayne County to the late Vann Smith and Daisy Wells Smith. She was wife to the late James Burton “J.B.” Ham.

Mattie retired from Kinston Shirt Factory and was a longtime member of Tanglewood Church. She made many great, lasting friendships in her Sunday School Class and truly enjoyed the fellowship and bond they shared.

In earlier years, Mattie loved trips to Nashville and Senior Dances at the Galaxy.

A service to celebrate and honor Mattie’s life will be held Thursday, October 18, 2018 at 2 p.m. from Rouse Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Pinelawn Memorial Park.

Mattie is survived by her daughter, Sharon Moody and husband, Bruce; three grandchildren, Tonya Holland and fiancee, Michael Spencer, Tammy Holloman and husband, Stacy, and Al Moody; four great-grandchildren, Garrett Holland, Kolby Holland, Ashlynn Holloman and Abby Grace Holloman. In addition to her parents and husband, Mattie was preceded in death by four siblings, Horace Smith, Lucille Ivey, David Van Smith and Chester Smith; and two very special friends, Josephine Lucas and Mildred Lane.

Family and friends will be received following the graveside committal service. Online condolences may be expressed at Mattie’s family would like to extend a special thank you to her care givers, Debbie Hair and Pam Mozingo for their loving care and support. Words don’t begin to express our gratitude. Memorials in Mattie’s memory may be made to Kitty Askins Hospice Center, 107 Handley Park Court, Goldsboro, NC 27534. Arrangements are entrusted to Rouse Funeral Home, La Grange.

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Service Of Remembrance




2:00 PM 10/18/2018 2:00:00 PM
Rouse Funeral Home

108 North Caswell Street
La Grange, NC 28551-1725

Time Of Fellowship Will Follow Graveside Committal Service.

Rouse Funeral Home
108 North Caswell Street La Grange 28551-1725 NC
United States

Cemetery Details


Pinelawn Memorial Park Final Resting Place

4488 HIghway 70 West
Kinston, NC 28504

4488 HIghway 70 West Kinston 28504 NC
United States

Memorial Contribution

Kitty Askins Hospice Center

107 Handley Park Court
Goldsboro, NC 27534

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