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Emily Elizabeth Smith

Emily Elizabeth Smith, 80, formerly of Abbeville Arms Apts. resident of Abbeville Nursing Home passed away Tuesday Feb. 23, 2016 at the Nursing Home.

Born in Abbeville, SC she was a daughter of the late Charlie Smith and Jessie Hammett Smith.

Emily was a retired textile employee having worked for Rocky River and Bloomsburg Mills for many years. She was a member of Warrenton Presbyterian Church and faithfully attended Southside Baptist Church. Emily will be remembered for her many wonderful meals she prepared. She was also known for her delicious cakes and pies. Emily loved people and doing for others.

Survivors include a sister Faye Ratliff of Abbeville, SC and a number of nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by a sister Evelyn Fields and a beloved nephew Keith Ratliff.

A Celebration of Emily's life will be conducted Saturday Feb. 27, 2016 at 3:00 PM at Southside Baptist Church with the Revs. Earl Hartley and Marion Argo officiating. The family is at the home of her sister Mrs. Faye Ratliff 2392 Old Calhoun Falls Hwy. Abbeville, SC.

The family will receive friends from 2:00 until 3:00 PM Saturday afternoon at Southside Baptist Church prior to services.

Memorials in memory of Emily may be made to Southside Baptist Church 505 West Greenwood St. Abbeville, SC 29620.


Southside Baptist Church
505 West Greenwood Street
Abbeville, SC  29620
Saturday, February 27, 2016
2:00 - 3:00 PM


Southside Baptist Church
505 West Greenwood Street
Abbeville, SC  29620
Saturday, February 27, 2016
3:00 PM

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Southside Baptist Church
505 West Greenwood Street
Abbeville, SC 29620

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I didn't realize that Emily had passed. She was so sweet and though I have not seen her in years, she was such a kind and cheerful person, the kind that leaves a positive impact on your life. I will keep you all in my prayers. H

HARBY WILLIAMS Mar 6 2016 12:00 AM

I would like to express my deepest sympathy to the family. May God heal and comfort your hearts during this time of great loss. Please know that "God is near to those that are broken at heart; and those who are crushed in spirit he saves." -Psalms 34:18

D King Mar 2 2016 12:00 AM

Emily was a dear friend and taught me so much about life, compassion, and how to handle what ever comes your way with a smile. She was an amazing cook and I will treasure her recipes forever. We will miss her laugh and wisdom, but keep her memories alive.

Karen Fleming Feb 25 2016 12:00 AM

Dear Family, Geneva and I were sorry to hear of Emily's departure. We have fond memories of her devotion to the Warrenton Presbyterian Church. She was willing to drive our youth to Atlanta following me. She kept her big Pontiac right on my bumper. "Mr. Pettit, I wasn't going to get lost in this town." she said. We got on the wrong street and I told Emily we may have to stay there. She was so much fund and anytime we were in Warrenton she would make certain to come to see us. She even came to see us after we left Warrenton. Please know of our thanksgiving for her and her friendship. You will be in our prayers. Our love, Bob and Geneva Pettit

Dr.&Mrs. Bob Pettit Feb 25 2016 12:00 AM

I have such fond memories of Emily when I was growing up and will always remember her infectious laugh and big smile. My thoughts and prayers are with the family.

Kathy Thomas Feb 25 2016 12:00 AM

Faye and family, so sorry about Emily. Growing up I frequently saw Emily at my Aunt Sara's and of course on occasion we would see her out and about. We pray that God would give you the peace that passes all understanding and may you feel His presence in the coming days.

Langdon and Sandra Erwin Feb 24 2016 12:00 AM