Sandra “San” Smith

Sandra Kay Smith, daughter of the late Garnell Smith and the late Jimmy Carpenter, was born in Gaffney, South Carolina on September 3, 1960.

She attended the Public Schools in Gaffney.  Affectionately known as “San” by her family and friends, attended the Public Schools in Gaffney.  She was a member of Bethel Baptist Church and a former employee of Freightliner. 

San was a “people person” and delighted in helping others. Her generous spirit was extended to all, regardless of their ethnicity or station in life. She will be greatly missed in the community

She departed this life on Thursday, January 18, 2024, in Cherokee Medical Center, Gaffney, SC.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by step-father, Bobby Oglesby, and a sister, LaDonna Miller. 

She leaves to cherish loving memories: stepmother, Rose Carpenter; two sons, Billy Smith and Edward Smith, both of Gaffney; a daughter, Tonitra Smith, of Gaffney; two brothers, Rickey Smith and McKarios Carpenter, both of Gaffney; five sisters, Elizabeth Boyd, Dr. Sharon Jefferies (Quinton), Jackie Brown, Karen Thorne, and Tracy White, all of Gaffney; six grandchildren; five great grandchildren; a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends; special friend, Edward Coleman; a special sister, Minister Cathy Neal (Quentin); a God Daughter, Trina Haney Peake; God sister, Barbara F. McClain; God brothers, Jerry Morris, Michael Howell, Robert Epps, Rashawn Miller, and Tony Jefferies.

 A Funeral Service will be held Wednesday, January 24, 2024, 2:00 p.m., in The Gilmore Mortuary Chapel.  Interment will follow in Mt. Sinai Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery.