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James Oscar Smith*

Founder (LFDE)

(1920-1984) James Oscar Smith, a native of Bennettsville South Carolina, owner and manager of THE SMITH FUNERAL HOME began his business in Florence, South Carolina in October 1950. He came to Florence after receiving encouraging statements...

Annette McCollum Smith*

Founder (LFD)

(1924-2002) Mrs. Annette McCollum Smith, a native of Bennettsville, South Carolina. Mrs. Smith served as a secretary-receptionist of the firm and was a Licensed Funeral Director along with her husband J. O. Smith....

James Lawrence Smith*

2nd Generation (LFDE)

(1955-2010) J. Lawrence Smith, a 1977 graduate of Johnson C. Smith University, Charlotte, NC and a graduate of Gupton-Jones College of Mortuary Science in Atlanta, Georgia returned home to operate the family business....

Felicia R. Smith-Charles

President and Owner

J. Lawrence Smith, II

Vice-President and 3rd Generation