John Aaron Smith departed this life on May 13, 2020. He leaves behind to cherish his memory his wife, Pearl; daughter, Deirdra; grandson, Leon Townsend; and two stepchildren, Eddie Dowdell (Stephanie) and Catherine Dowdell (Lewis). Viewing will be held on Thursday, May 21, from 5 to 7 p.m. at A. L. Bennett and Son Funeral Home. A graveside service and interment will be held in Scotland Neck, NC. COVID-19 procedures will be followed.
Rickey J. Brown, 61, peacefully departed this life at his residence in Spotsylvania, VA, with his wife, Angela Barnett-Brown by his side. A viewing will be held on Saturday, May 23 at A. L. Bennett Funeral Home from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. A graveside service will follow at 2 p.m. at Sylvannah Baptist Church. Due to the pandemic, only 10 people will be allowed in the funeral home at a time and please wear a mask.