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Essie (Fogle) Smith

March 9, 1942 ~ May 15, 2020 (age 78)


Mrs. Essie Fogle Smith

Saluda, SC:  Mrs. Essie Fogle Smith, 78, the widow of David Lee Smith, Sr., passed away Friday evening, May 15, 2020 in Saluda Nursing Center.

She was born March 9, 1942 in Rowesville, SC to the late Hampton and Cecelia Johnson, Fogle. She became a member of Prospect United Methodist Church in Rowesville, SC at an early age. Later in life she moved to Columbia where she attended Little Zion Baptist Church  and after moving to Saluda she attend the Lockhart Baptist.. She was a high school graduate of Bethune Memorial High School. She was a retired employee of Richland School District where she worked in the Food Service Department.

She was married to David Lee Smith, Sr. who preceded her in death. To this union one son was born.

She love working in her Vegetable Garden where she grew beautiful vegetables. She will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved her.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded also by her two brothers, George Quincy Fogle and Hampton Fogle, Jr.

Leaving to cherish and honor her precious memories; her devoted son, David Lee and wife, Dorsel Smith of Saluda, SC; sisters, Evelyn F. Davis and Catherine F. McClellan both of Bowman, SC, Gradie B. Fogle of Orangeburg, SC and Lula M. Fogle of Washington, DC; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

A Graveside Service to Celebrate her Life will be 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, May 20, 2020 at Prospect UM Church Cemetery, 845 Prospect Street, Rowesville, SC  29133 with Pastor Ollie Boyd officiating and Reverend Herman Jenkins assisting.

A Public viewing will be 1-7 pm. Tuesday, 5/19/20 at the funeral home.

The family is at the home of her son, David (Dorsel) Smith, Jr., 105 Chestnut Hill Road, Chappells, SC 29037

Please follow the COVID-19 guidelines and stay safe.

Butler and Sons Funeral Home is assisting the Smith Family.

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May 19, 2020

1:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Butler & Sons Funeral Home and Cremation
306 N Bouknight Ferry Rd
Saluda, SC 29138

Graveside Service
May 20, 2020

11:00 AM
Prospect United Methodist Church Cemetery
845 Prospect Street
Rowesville, SC 29133

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