Mattie Mozelle McDuffie Smith, age 96, of Candor passed away on Friday, March 20, 2020 at FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital, Pinehurst. Mrs. Smith was born April 26, 1923 in Moore County, the daughter of the late Henry B. McDuffie and the late Nettie Catherine (Lewis) McDuffie. She worked for many years as a finisher in the textile industry. She is survived by two daughters: Louise Goodwin of Candor and Betty Carol Mauldin of Troy; son: Donald Paul Smith of Candor; 10 grandchildren, 24 great grandchildren, 13 great-great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband Ervin Smith; daughter Roberta Ritter; son: Ray Smith; sisters: Maxine McLean, Myrtle Johnson, Pauline Jackson, Ruth Smith; brothers: Arthur McDuffie and Roy McDuffie. Mrs. Smith's body will lie in state on Saturday, March 21, 2020 from 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM at Phillips Funeral Home, 216 S. Main St., Star, NC 27356. Services will be private. Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, we are asking the public to limit any gatherings to under 50 individuals. Therefore, we encourage you to pay your respects through our website or visit during the non-peak hours of 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM on Saturday, March 21, 2020. Online condolences may be made at www.phillipsfuneralhome.com. The family of Ms. Smith is being served by Phillips Funeral Home in Star, NC.