Mr. Harold Wayne Smith of South Boston passed away Friday, Feb. 26, 2021 at the South Boston Health and Rehab. He was born in Halifax County on July 24, 1945 and was 75 years old. He was the son of the late Theodore Smith and the late Olivia F. Smith but was raised by a devoted uncle and aunt, the late Lacy and Louise Smith. He was married to Edith Hazelwood Bray, who survives.

He was a member of the Grace Baptist Church and loved gospel music and hearing the preached word.

Mr. Harold Smith is survived by his devoted wife, Edith Bray of South Boston; two step-children, David Bray Jr. of Keeling and Teresa Bray of Warrenton; one sister-in-law, Carolyn Carrington of Roxboro, North Carolina; and a number of relatives and special friends

Graveside services will be held Wednesday, March 3, 2021 at 2 p.m. at the Grace Baptist Church with the Rev. Jack Stewart and the Rev. Coy Terry officiating. In keeping with CDC guidelines, social distancing and face masks are recommended.

The family will receive friends immediately following the service and other times at his home.

For memorials, consider a charity of your choice.

Online condolences may be directed to

Arrangements are by Powell Funeral Home and Powell Cremation Services, South Boston.