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HENDERSON, Laura Drake Smith 11/27/1920 - 3/16 2014 Born in Springfield, TN Graduated from Bransford High School, The Scientific School of Beauty Culture and was a licensed cosmetologist and Sinclair Community College. 1943 She married Searl Ray Henderson who preceded her in death. They made their home in Dayton. Laura joined McKinley United Methodist Church and was a member of UMW, Prisca Subgroup, and Chairperson of the Appearance Committee. She was employed at Wright Patterson Air Force Base as a secretary and retired after 29 years of service, having received many awards and recognitions for her work. She was a member of the NAACP, Y Wives, and loved to travel the world with family and friends. Survivors: nephew Junious W. Smith (Carol), nieces Marilyn Smith Watson, Joyce Morris Green (Donald), Ermine Laurel Morris, Nedra Lynnell Smith Darden (John), cousin Felix Dunlop, godsons Thomas Bankston, Thomas Sterling and other relatives and friends. Visitation with family: 11 AM-12PM, Friday, March 21, 2014. Funeral 12:00 PM at McKinley United Methodist Church, 196 Hawthorn St. Dayton, OH. Burial Woodland Cemetery. HHRoberts.com

Published in Dayton Daily News on Mar. 20, 2014
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