Margaret Drakeford Smith, 89, the widow of Jared Manly Smith, passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday, January 29, 2013. She was born to the late Bryan and Sue Drakeford near Camden, SC on April 27, 1923. She leaves a legacy of loving kindness and the ability to see the good in everyone. If you knew her, you are richer for the experience.
She is survived by her children, Jared M. and Marie Smith of Bishopville (she never allowed anyone to add "in law" to Marie’s status as her daughter), two grandsons, Bryan Smith of Greenville and Paul Smith of Bishopville, a sister, Mary Lois Drakeford Fletcher (Bobby) of Lugoff and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by three brothers, Raymond Drakeford, Roy Drakeford and Troy Drakeford.
The family will receive friends from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Thursday, January 31st at Hancock-Elmore-Hill Funeral Home in Bishopville. A service to celebrate her life will be held at 11:00 AM Friday, February 1st at the First Baptist Church of Bishopville with the Rev. Sam Stevens, Rev. Henry Altman and The Rev. Lin Kirkman officiating.
Hancock-Elmore-Hill Funeral Home of Bishopville is in charge of the arrangements.