Mrs. Fannie Porter Smith

Mrs. Fannie Porter Smith, 76, of 573 Lundquist Drive, Spartanburg, S.C., formerly of Blacksburg, entered eternal rest on Saturday, April 1, in Mary Black Memorial Hospital.

Widow of Alonzo King Smith, she was born in York, S.C. and was a daughter of the late Clyde and Geneva Oates Porter.

She was a member of Bethel C.M.E. Church in Blacksburg. She was a former employee of Burton Dixie and B.D. Lee Elementary School.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by siblings, Annie Pearl Porter Borders and Betty K, Allen Shekh.

Surviving are: 2 sons, Brevard Porter of Texas, Bernard Smith of Virginia; 4 daughters, Alice Alexander of Fountain Inn, Deborah Rogers of San Antonia, TX, Margaret Camp of Gaffney, Eunice Smith of Spartanburg, and Petty Officer First Class Lane Smith of Blacksburg, SC; 7 sisters, Lula (Louise) Porter Williams and Viola Rivers, and Eloris Oates, of Charlotte, NC, Patricia Meden Hall of San Francisco, CA, Clarice Bethel of Danville, VA, Faye Hodge of Norfolk, VA, Elizabeth Perry of Atlantic City, NJ, and Paulette Porter of Oakland, CA; one brother, Donald Clyde Porter of Charlotte, NC; uncle, A.V. Oates and Aunt, Ola Gilmore, both of Charlotte; 14 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

Homegoing Services will be Saturday, 1 p.m., in Bethel C.M.E. Church, Blacksburg, with Rev. Doris Landrum officiating. Interment will follow in Mountain View Cemetery. She will be in state in the church Saturday at 12 noon.

The Gilmore Mortuary