Margaret Marion Smith, 93, died Saturday, August 25, 2018, at Dayspring of Wallace, NC.
Born January 17, 1925, in Anderson County, SC, she was the daughter of the late John Daniel and Edna Lonon Smith. She was also predeceased by her two sisters: Virginia Jameson and Norma Langley.
Mrs Smith was educated at Lebonan High School, near Anderson, SC, and graduated from Anderson College. She served in the U.S. Marine Corp during World War II, serving as an administrative secretary to the Commandant in Washington, DC. During her long career, she worked in various positions, including 25 years at UNC-G before retiring.
She was an excellent seamstress and tailor. Whether using her talent to clothe her family, make intricate vestments for her church, or create clothing for orphans in Brazil, she found joy and comfort in sewing.
Margaret and Meady Mays Smith was married on November 20, 1948. Mr. Smith died on April 1, 1997 after 48 years of marriage. Together they raised three children: Nancy, David, and Emily. They were very active in church and community activities.
She is survived by her daughter Nancy Smith Waters and husband, Brant Waters of Wallace, NC; her son, David Mays Smith, of St. Augustine, FL; and her daughter Emily Smith Bozovich and husband, Daryl Bozovich of Mebane, NC; six grandchildren: Neil Brant Waters (Dorothy Jo), Greg Smith Waters (Leslie), Anna Bozovich Holt (Jackson), Margaret Jean Bozovich, Dakota Mays Smith (Monica), and Madison Marion Smith; and five great-grandchildren: Nora Kathryn Waters, Bailey Elizabeth Waters, Aidan Reese Waters, Jaxon Avent Waters, and Tatum Harper Smith.
The family will receive friends from 2:00pm to 5:00pm on Sunday afternoon, August 26, at the Waters's home in Wallace NC. A private burial service will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donors give to a charity of their choice or to:
The Betty H. Carter Collection, Women Veterans Historical Project, Jackson Library, UNC-G, PO Box 26170, Greensboro NC 27402-6170.
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Quinn-McGowen Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Wallace, NC 28466 910-285-4005
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Please accept my condolences at the passing of your mother. May an outpouring of love and support be never ending.
Submitted by RB on Aug 30 2018 12:16:06 AM
Sorry to hear of your mother passing. Remembering your family in our prayers.
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Ray and I are so sorry for your loss. Prayers going your way. Sorry that I didn’t know until Sunday night when I saw it on FB. Love to all Sylvia
Submitted by Sylvia Cherry on Aug 26 2018 09:36:12 PM
So sorry for your loss it has been a pleasure meeting her.
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