Deggie Denise Smith

Deggie Denise Smith, 56, of 401 McCluney Drive, passed away Monday, September 24, 2018, in her home.

Wife of Harry Lee Smith, she was born in Cherokee County and was a daughter of the late Jerline Dawkins.

She was a 1980 graduate of Gaffney High School. Deggie was a member of Mt. Tabor Baptist Church where she served as an usher, member of the YWAs and Culinary Committee.

In addition to her mother, she was preceded in death by a brother, Shedrick Dawkins; grandparents, Ella and Hollis Dawkins, Sr., nephew, Jamal Dawkins; uncle, Lyman Dawkins, Sr.; aunts, Osteen Dawkins, Willie Ruth Tate, and Lillie Mae Woods (Horace).

Surviving are: her husband, Harry Lee Smith of the home; two daughters, Chasity Smith-Parker (Paul) and Ariel Smith; one son, De’Arron Smith; a sister, Melanie Dawkins; grandson, Demerius Coleman; aunts, Inez Dawkins, Marva Littlejohn (Frank), and Verlie Littlejohn (Thomas); uncles, Bob Tate and Hollis Dawkins; nephews, Elijah Dawkins and Chad Byers, Sr.; brother-in-law, Grant Smith; two special children, TraQuanda Hunt of Gaffney and Kelsi Gist of Boling Springs, SC.

Funeral Services will be Sunday, 2:00 p.m., in Mt. Tabor Baptist Church with Rev. Rev. Darrell Smith officiating. Interment will be in the church cemetery. She will be in state in the church Sunday at 1:30 p.m.

The Gilmore Mortuary

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