Edmond Stanley “Stan” Laughter

    Birth Date: 07/15/1955
    Deceased Date: 06/14/2021

    Edmond Stanley Laughter, 65, passed away Monday, June 14, 2021, at his home west of Smithfield. He and his wife, Debra, owned and operated Black Horse Farm on Highway 210 near Smithfield.

    He was a 1973 graduate of Smithfield-Selma High School, where he played several sports. He attended Louisburg College and Western Piedmont School of Nursing. He worked ten years at Dorothea Dix Hospital in Raleigh. Stan was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed fishing and hunting.

    He was a son of the late James and Cenimae Laughter of Smithfield. He is survived by his wife of 43 years, the former Debra Hallenbeck; a sister, Laura Moore, of Smithfield; and a brother, James Laughter Jr., also of Smithfield.

    The family wishes to express its gratitude to Dr. Russell Anderson and the amazing staff at Johnston County Hospice. A special thanks to Hospice employees, Kimm and Heidi.


    1. I miss you Stan. Thank you for being a great brother in law and husband to my sister. Love you so much.

    2. Stan was one of my very best friends for over 50 yrs. Some of my best memories center around adventures w/ him & he will be greatly missed. We shared a keen interest in all things Tar Heels, music & NC mtns. He has been taken from all of us way too soon, while I am thankful that his suffering has ended. The 40+ years w/ Deb was a wonderful love story to see blossom over the many years. While we all are deeply saddened by his loss, he would not want any of us to dwell on the grief for too long & to focus on all the great memories we shared w/ him.

      Deb, Laura, James & rest of family….I am so sorry for your loss & want to extend my deepest sympathy during this difficult time.

      RIP Good Friend

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