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Linda Smith McCaskill

September 21, 1944 — September 26, 2023


Linda Marie Smith McCaskill, 79, of Ellerbe passed away Tuesday, September 26, 2023. 


She was born September 21, 1944, in Ellerbe, NC, daughter of Grover Cleveland Smith and Lillie Mae Shuler Smith. 


Linda and her husband owned and operated Ellerbe Pharmacy, where she spent more than forty years serving the people of Ellerbe. Linda found joy in gardening and was a lover of flowers and animals. She enjoyed shagging and listening to beach music. She and her husband owned WLWL Beach Music Radio station and spent a lot of their time enjoying the music scene at North Myrtle Beach. She loved people and never met a stranger, making instant friends with people from all walks of life – helping anyone she could. 


She was a supportive wife, a caring mother, and a proud grandmother. 


She is preceded in death by her parents; sisters, Agnes Ruggles and Sylvia Lang; and brother, David Smith. 



She is survived by her husband of 57 years, Lynn McCaskill of Ellerbe; children, Angie McCaskill (Carl Dawkins), Randy McCaskill (Julia), Timmy McCaskill (Kelsey Bennett); six grandchildren Seth (Emily), Jenna (Mark Allen), Alyssa, Ehlaina, Diana, and Safrina; her dog Buddy; and siblings, Melia Cox, Charles Smith and Emma Delafield.


Services will be held at Ellerbe First United Methodist Church on Saturday September 30th at 11 o’clock in the morning. An informal visitation with the family will be held in the church parlor following the service. 


Memorials may be made to the Ellerbe First United Methodist Church, P.O.Box 340, Ellerbe, NC 28338; Ellerbe Lions Club, P.O.Box 472, Ellerbe, NC 28338 or to Richmond County Hospice, 1119 US Hwy 1 N, Rockingham, NC 28379.



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Saturday, September 30, 2023

Starts at 11:00 am (Eastern time)

Ellerbe First United Methodist Church

2281 North Main Street, Ellerbe, NC 28338

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