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Benny L. Smith (1945 - 2013)

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Benny L. Smith Jr.


Final Services for Benny L. Smith Jr., will be held at 1 p.m., Thursday, March 14, 2013, at the Brown Funeral Home - Greenville, where viewing is from 1 to 7 p.m. today, Wednesday, March 13, 2013.

Benny Smith was born October 29, 1945, to the late Eliza J. and Benny Smith. He died Friday, March 8, 2013, at St. Francis Hospital.

He graduated from Washington High School and Greenville Technical College. He worked at Fiber Industries and later with Greenville Housing Authority and the Urban League of the Upstate.

He was preceded in death by two sons, Lee Travis Kanard and Harold "Rabbit" Smith.

Survivors include his wife, Elaine Kanard Smith; three sons, Benny L. Smith III, of Charlotte N.C., James M. Smith, of Atlanta, and Don P. Kanard, of Greenville, S.C.; two daughters, Melanie H. Smith, of Atlanta, Ga. and Jereeka Kanard, of Greenville; seven nieces; four nephews; 12 grandchildren; other relatives and friends.

Brown Funeral Home - Greenville.

Published in The Greenville News on Mar. 13, 2013