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Dunbar Funeral Home - Northeast

4219 Hard Scrabble RD, Columbia, SC

OBITUARY

Hester Emily Griffin Smith

October 25, 1934September 13, 2020

COLUMBIA - Hester G. Smith, 85, beloved wife, grandmother, great grandmother and sister passed away on Sunday, September 13, 2020.

A graveside service will be held 1:00 p.m. on Monday, September 21, 2020 at Fort Jackson National Cemetery.

Hester was born October 25, 1934 in Spartanburg, the daughter of Charles Hayes and Ruby K. Griffin. While working as a Stenographer at Donaldson AFB she met her future husband, James W. Smith and they were married in May of 1956. Truly a master of all trades, she worked many jobs in her life including; Real Estate sales, owned and operated Smith Ceramic Studios in Summerville from 1970-1985 and was a World Book Encyclopedia saleswoman all while tending to her most important job of being a mother. Hester enjoyed cake decorating, her flower garden, and sewing and was an avid QVC/ HSN shopper.

In addition to her parents she is predeceased by her husband, James W. Smith. Survivors include her sons; Mark W. Smith (Mary Ann), Scott A. Smith (Mary Catherine), six grandchildren; Daniel Smith, Marie Weatherford (Jack), Matthew Smith, Melissa Smith, Jim Smith and Emily Babbitt (Josiah), one great-grandchild, Lily Weatherford, and a brother, Charles Griffin.

Services

21 September

Graveside Service

1:00 pm

Fort Jackson National Cemetery

4170 Percival Rd
Columbia, South Carolina 29229

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