Ruth O'Shields Smith

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Ruth O'Shields Smith
WARRENVILLE, SC - Mrs. Ruth O'Shields Smith, 79, wife of Mr. Walter C. Smith, of Warrenville, passed away April 17, 2016 surrounded by her family.
Born September 9, 1936 in Aiken County, she was the daughter of the late Louis O'Shields and Iva Mae Thrower.
Mrs. Ruth was a life long resident of Aiken County. She began her career as a Weaver at Graniteville Company. Later in life, she took up crocheting. She became known for the beautiful baby blankets she made. She and her husband enjoyed time together traveling. Their favorite place to visit was the Shingle Hollow Campground in the mountains.
She was preceded in death by her parents and her brothers, Jack, Gene, Jerry and Terry O'Shields.
She will be remembered by her husband of 49 years; her children, James Redd, Jr., Sammy Redd and Clyde Smith; her grandchildren, Melissa Redd, Angel Redd, Crystal Whalen, and David Redd; and her great-grandchildren, Chesley and Ashley Best and Trinity Whalen.
The family will greet friends Wednesday, April 20 from 1-2PM with Memorial Services to follow at 2PM at The Full Gospel Redemption Center, 365 Piney Heights Road.
Arrangements by Hatcher Funeral Home, 3464 Jefferson Davis Hwy, Graniteville, SC.
Expressions of sympathy may be viewed or submitted at www.hatcherfuneralhome.com.
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Published in The Aiken Standard and North Augusta Star on Apr. 19, 2016