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Barbara  Savage Smeal
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Obituary for Barbara Savage Smeal

Barbara Savage Smeal passed away peacefully on the morning of June 4, 2018 while living at Sunrise of Raleigh at Crabtree.

Barbara was born May 16, 1938 in Chester, MS to Charles Jasper and Adelle Wilder Savage. She was married to TSGT/Ret Leon Smeal for 49 years, with 20 of those being an Air Force wife. She attended Spring Hill Free Will Baptist Church and Highest Praise Tabernacle. She enjoyed her work with children, especially babies, through her career as a childhood associate and preschool teacher for years in various daycares in Goldsboro.

Barbara received her associate’s degrees as Teacher Associate and Early Childhood Education in partnership with Wayne Community College and ECU.

Barbara and Leon were involved with activities associates with American Legion, VFW, DAV and their auxiliaries as members, Wayne County Vets Council and organizing the Wayne County Veterans Day parade. They placed flags on veteran’s graves on Memorial Day and sponsored an annual essay contest through the Wayne County School system on Americanism.

The family will receive friends on Wednesday, June 6, 2018 from 1-2 PM, at Seymour Funeral Home followed by a service to celebrate Barbara’s life at 2PM in the chapel. Interment will be at Wayne Memorial Park.

Barbara was predeceased by a daughter, Emma Jean Smeal and survived by her brother Charles, USMC/ Ret (Joyce) Collierville, TN, daughter, Cynthia (Mark) Raleigh, son Irvin (Madonna) Orlando, FL, son Aaron (Carrie) Goldsboro; grandchildren Chris and Mindy Smeal, Melissa Ysalgue, Brandon Smeal; great grandchildren, Hayden and Peyton Spencer, Alayna McCullen, and Lukas Ysalgue’. In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by her sisters Evelyn and Margaret.

Consider donating to veteran’s group of your choice or Heartland Hospice of Raleigh.

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1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Seymour Funeral Home and Cremation Service

1300 Wayne Memorial Drive
Goldsboro, NC 27534

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2:00 PM
Seymour Funeral Home and Cremation Service

1300 Wayne Memorial Drive
Goldsboro, NC 27534

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Wayne Memorial Park

2925 U.S. Hwy. 117 South
Dudley, NC 28333


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