Delores ‘Dee’ Smith Abney, 82, devoted mother and loyal friend

Delores ‘Dee’ Smith Abney

CAROLINA SHORES — Delores “Dee” Smith Abney, 82, died Sunday, March 14, 2021. She was born Feb. 14, 1939, in Laurinburg, a daughter of the late William J. Smith and Nora Lee West Smith.

She was owner of Seaside Carpet in Sunset Beach until the early 1980s. She was a member of Breath of Life Church, a devoted mother and a loyal friend to many.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brothers, William J. Smith Jr. and Howard Smith; and sister, Gladys Ward.

Surviving are her husband, Glenn Speaks; son, James “Buddy” Gardner of Ash; daughter, Jan Bottomly of Carolina Shores; grandchildren, Nicole Bottomly, Buddy Gardner and Kristy Payne; and great grandchildren, C. J., Kris, Kristopher, Cassie and Kailey.

Graveside services will be conducted at 2 p.m., Friday, March 19, at Hillside Cemetery, Laurinburg, with the Rev. Dr. Dwarka Ramphal officiating.

Share online condolences with the family at Brunswick Funeral Service.

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