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William Curtis Elmore

December 12, 1932 — July 17, 2023

Siler City

William Curtis Elmore, 90, of Siler City passed away Monday, July 17, 2023 at Jim & Betsy Bryan Hospice Home in Pittsboro.

Mr. Elmore was born in Chatham County on December 12, 1932, son of the late Millard C. and Lucy Senath Elmore. Curtis served his country faithfully in the United States Army. He went on to work for many years as a salesman with Napa Auto Part. He was an avid horseman and was a devoted caretaker to Bobbie. Curtis was a member of Mt. Vernon Global Methodist Church of Siler City. In addition to his parents, Curtis was preceded in death by his high school sweetheart and wife of 64 years, Barbara Lemons Elmore; sister, Mary Lois Wilson; and brothers Jimmy and Earl Elmore.

Mr. Elmore is survived by his son, Curtis Randall Elmore of Siler City; daughter, Sandra E. Siler and husband Billy of Siler City; grandchildren, Jessica Elmore Reinert and husband Derek, Amy Hayes, and Emily Armstrong; great-grandchildren, Hayley and Madison Hayes, Chloe Page, Nicholas and Tessa Armstrong and Riley Reinert.

The family will receive friends on Wednesday, July 19, 2023 from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home. A graveside service will be held on Thursday, July 20, 2023 at 2:00 p.m. at Chatham Memorial Park with Rev. Jason Dickerson officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Liberty Home Health and Hospice or UNC Hospice.

The family would like to extend their gratitude to Hannah, Scott, Brandy, Brian, Caroline, Ashley, and Katie with Liberty Home Health and Hospice, as well as Danielle, Brooke, Ester, and Scott with UNC Hospice.

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Wednesday, July 19, 2023

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

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230 N Second Ave, SIler City, NC 27344

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Thursday, July 20, 2023

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