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Raymond Elijah Smith

November 4, 1935 — February 15, 2023

Inman, SC

Raymond E. Smith

Inman, SC.


Raymond Elijah Smith, 87, husband of Frances Hamrick Smith, passed away Wednesday, February 15, 2023 at his home.


Born November 4, 1935 in Union, SC., he was a son of the late Furman G. Smith and Myrtle Turner Smith. He was a member of Central Church of Christ in Spartanburg and a retired construction worker.


Surviving in addition to his wife are his daughters, Ann Price of Campobello, Julia Sands of Port Orchid Washington, Patty Crocker of Landrum; one son; brother, Rickie Smith of Spartanburg; step-children, Angela Burrell of Inman, Scott Tapp of Inman, Tina Thompson of Inman; 14 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great-grandchildren.


In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a daughter, Donna Moore; brothers, Harold, Jerry, Ray and J.D. Smith and a sister, Betty Jean Smith.


The family will receive friends from 1:00 p.m. until 1:45 p.m. Monday, February 20, 2023 at Harris-Nadeau Mortuary. Funeral services will follow at 2:00 p.m. in the chapel of Harris-Nadeau Mortuary with Mr. Ernie Thigpen and Mr. Tom Hokanson officiating.


The family wishes to give a special thank you to the Agape Hospice group for all their love and care to Mr. Smith.


In Lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Central Church of Christ, 2052 N. Church Street Place, Spartanburg, SC 29303.


The family is at the home.


Online condolences may be expressed by visiting


Harris-Nadeau Mortuary

Chesnee, SC.


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