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Dr. Arthur H. Smith

September 17, 1926 ~ October 24, 2019 (age 93)

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Dr. Arthur H. Smith, age 93, passed away Thursday, October 24, 2019. Funeral services will be held 12:00 pm Monday, October 28th at Cashua St. Church of God, directed by Belk Funeral Home. The family will receive friends Monday from 11-12 at the church. The graveside service will take place 2:00 pm Tuesday, October 29th at Florence National Cemetery.

Born September 17, 1926 in Glen Ridge, NJ, to the late Herbert L. Smith, Sr. and Emily Smith. He was a veteran of the Second World War.

Art became an ordained minister in 1962 and remained in full-time ministry for over 50 years. He received a honorary doctorate from Evangelical Theological Seminary in Orlando, FL.

He is preceded in death by his loving wife of 62 years, Bessie Smith; daughters, Debby Coker and Darlene Leakey.

He is survived by a son, Bruce (Jane) Smith of Norfolk, England; daughter, Tammy (David) Sweeney of Darlington, SC; son, Chris Smith of Stanford, KY; brother, Walter (Eleanor) Martinson of Rock Hill; sister-in-law, Mary Lou Smith of Chapin, SC; 15 grandchildren, 35 great-grandchildren, and 14 great-great-grandchildren.


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October 28, 2019

11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Cashua St. Church of God
810 S. Cashua Dr.
Florence, SC 29501

Funeral Service
October 28, 2019

12:00 PM
Cashua St. Church of God
810 S. Cashua Dr.
Florence, SC 29501

Graveside Service
October 29, 2019

2:00 PM
Florence National Cemetery
803 E. National Cemetery Road
Florence, SC

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