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James "Earl" Womble

January 28, 1935 — March 31, 2023

Siler city


James “Earl” Womble, who was known by everyone as Earl, 88, of Siler City, passed away Friday, March 31, 2023.

Mr. Womble was born in Chatham County on January 28, 1935, son of James Alec and Nannie Hart Womble. He was a member of Pleasant Grove Christian Church. He served his country in the Army. Earl was a T.V. repairman then later he retired from Mastercraft in Siler City. He was a dedicated husband to his loving wife of 62 years, Louise Brown Womble. He was always making sure she had everything she needed such as her mints. He would happily deliver them to her at the Coventry House. His favorite hobby was spending time outside working in his yard. Earl Also cherished every minute he spent with his beloved grandson Forrest.

In addition to his parents, James is preceded in death by his brothers, Melvin and Bryant Womble; and son-in-law, Tommy McNeill.

He is survived by his wife, Louise Brown Womble; daughter, Sandra McNeill of Asheboro; grandson, Forrest T. McNeill of Asheboro; brothers-in-law, Frank Brown and wife, Sylvia of Siler City, Richard Brown and wife, Anne of Pittsboro, Bobby Brown and wife, Sherry of Bennett and Jimmy Brown and wife, Pam of Raleigh; sister-in-law, Rachel Womble of Siler City; and many nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends on Monday, April 3, 2023 from 6-8:00PM at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home. A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, April 4, 2023 at 2:00PM at Pleasant Grove Christian Church, with Rev. Don Edwards officiating.

Smith & Buckner Funeral Home is assisting the Womble family.

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Service Schedule

Past Services


Monday, April 3, 2023

6:00 - 8:00 pm (Eastern time)

Smith & Buckner Funeral Home

230 N Second Ave, SIler City, NC 27344

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Funeral Service

Tuesday, April 4, 2023

2:00 - 3:00 pm (Eastern time)

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