Thursday December 2, 1999
LATTA -- Services for Walter Powell Smith, 83, will be held at 3:00 p.m. Thursday
at Latta United Methodist Church with burial in Union Cemetery, directed by Cooper
Funeral Home. The family will receive friends at the home. Mr. Smith died Tuesday
at St. Eugene Medical Center. Born January 1, 1916 in Marion County, he was a son
of the late Thomas Howard and Ada Powell Smith. He was a retired supervisor with
Southern Bell Telephone Company for 42 years, was a member of Bell South Pioneers,
former Boy Scout Leader, member of Pineland Grange, was an Army veteran of World War II,
and was a member of the Latta United Methodist Church. Surviving are his wife,
Eloise Hayes Smith; son, Dr. John Hayes Smith and daughter-in-law, Janie Hodges Smith
of Murrells Inlet; daughter, Rebecca Smith Gaddy and son-in-law, Richard D. Gaddy of Latta;
sister, Eunice Smith Busby of Columbia; grandchildren, Richard Quentin Gaddy,
John Smith Gaddy, Rebecca Hayes Gaddy, all of Latta. He was predeceased by his son,
Walter Powell Smith Jr.
Submitted by Carolyn Klear, 2 Feb 2003.
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