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Alice Breedin Smith

March 7, 1941March 21, 2020

COLUMBIA - Alice B. Smith, 79, of Columbia died March 21, 2020, in Columbia from complications of Parkinson’s disease. Born Toccoa Alice Breedin in Manning, SC, she was the daughter of the late Alfred H. Breedin, Sr., and Edwardine Hopkins Breedin. A graduate of the University of South Carolina, she was a member of Zeta Tau Alpha sorority. Alice taught English and Latin at Heyward Gibbes Jr. High and Hammond Academy. Following her full-time teaching, she continued to substitute at Hammond and tutor. She was a former member of Wesley Memorial UMC where she taught Sunday school and was president of her women’s circle. More recently, she was a member of St. John’s Episcopal Church. Alice also served as president of the Knollwood Garden Club.

Surviving are her husband of 56 years, Paul F. Smith and her son, Paul M. Smith of Columbia, as well as her brother, Alfred H. Breedin, Jr., of Manning. The family would like to thank Brookdale Columbia and Crescent Hospice for their loving care.

A memorial service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. John’s Episcopal (stjohnscolumbia.org) or to PETSinc (petsinc.org).

Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, is assisting the family. Memories may be shared at www.dunbarfunerals.com.


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Lisa W

March 29, 2020

My condolences to the Smith family. I pray God continues to comfort and strengthen the family during this time of bereavement. May the many cherished and loving memories of Alice continue to comfort her family and friends. May you all have calming and pleasant thoughts during this time.

Charlie & Annette BARRETT

March 26, 2020

Alfred, Our thoughts and prayers for you at this sad time.

Robin Campbell

March 25, 2020

Alice and her son, Paul, were our kind pew neighbors at St. John’s. Alice was the perfect lady. I enjoyed a visit with her and learning that her family and mine had enjoyed Pocalla Springs, a local pond and playground, between Manning and Sumter, where my twin cousins and I played as children as well. What a small world.
Alice told me that her family watched the coronation of Queen Elizabeth on tv. She was a lovely person and will be missed.
Our condolences to her family.

Thomas Black

March 24, 2020

My condolences to you on the loss of your mother. Condolences to your father and all of her family as well.

Betsy Siemers

March 24, 2020

Dear Paul and Paul,
I am so very sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you and the rest of Alice's family. Although I didn't know Alice, her husband and son (you two)are wonderful people and I'm sure her love for you was great and deep. My healing thoughts are with you at this difficult time.