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Catherine Diane Larson Smith, 72, pastor’s wife who had a heart for children’s ministry

Catherine Diane Larson Smith
Catherine Diane Larson Smith

Catherine Diane Larson Smith, 72, passed away Wednesday, July 11, 2018. She was born Oct. 26, 1945, to the late James Larson and the late Allene Todd. She was also preceded in death by her sister, Sandy Larson; and brother, Pat Larson.

Diane was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She devoted her life to her family and faithfully served with her husband in ministry as a pastor’s wife. She also had a heart for children’s ministry. She was a member of Castle Hayne Advent Christian Church.

She is survived by her husband, William Randall Smith; daughter, Sandy Gerstenmier (Steve); son, William Randall Smith Jr. (Mary); daughters, Susan Clay (Russell) and Sherry Pitcher (John); and “adopted” daughter, Missy Mitchell (Steve); 15 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren; sister, Sylvia Holleman; brother, Larry Larson (Lori); sister-in-law, Kay Larson; and numerous nieces, nephews and other extended family members.

A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m., Sunday, July 15, at Castle Hayne Advent Christian Church, 2710 Hermitage Road, Castle Hayne, with Pastor Steve Spearing officiating. Visitation with family will immediately follow the service.

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