Frank Smith Jr.
Frank Smith, Jr., 85, of 123 Little Drive, passed away on Friday, April 14, in his home. He was the husband of Lucille McCluney Smith. Husband of Lucille Mc- Cluney Smith, he was born in Cherokee County and was a son of the late Frank Sr. and Minnie Gertrude Rodgers Smith. He was a member of Mt. Tabor Baptist Church and a retired butcher at Brown Packing Company. He was preceded in death by 3 children, Diana Smith, Dorothy McDowell, and Cephus Thompson, Jr.; 3 siblings, Douglas, James Copeland, and Joe Louis Smith. Surviving are: his wife, Lucille Smith of the home; 4 sons, John Frank Smith, Joseph B. Smith, and Calvin Smith, all of Gaffney, Michael M. Smith of Charlotte, N.C.; 4 daughters, Lorraine Hoey of Gaffney, Denise Clark (Larry) of Richmond, VA, Nicole Alexander of Gaffney, and Tracy S. Reid (Timothy) of Norfolk, VA; 2 sisters, Geraldine Buchanan and Olivia Smith, both of Gaffney; brother-in-law, Crawley Smith of Gaffney; special friend, Linda Reid of Norfolk; 33 grandchildren, including Travis J. Smith and DaNisha L. Smith, reared in the home, of Gaffney; 46 great-grandchildren; 3 great-great-grandchildren. Funeral Services will be Thursday, 1 p.m., in The Gilmore Mortuary Chapel with Brother Earl Buckson officiating. The Gilmore Mortuary, www.gilmoresmortuary.com
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