Iona Frick

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Iona Frick

LITTLE MOUNTAIN — Iona Smith Frick, 74, widow of Pleasant Bennett Frick, died Monday, November 11, 2013, at Palmetto Health Richland.

Born on December 12, 1938, in Newberry, she was a daughter of the late Heber Leo and Mary Wicker Smith. She was retired from Chapin Elementary School. Mrs. Frick was a member of St. Peter Lutheran Church where she was a member of the Golden Agers. She was a member of the Little Mountain Order of the Eastern Star # 276 and enjoyed doing crafts with her grandchildren.

She is survived by a son, Bennett Leo (Rhonda Louann Minick) Frick of Little Mountain; brothers, Earl (Wanda) Smith, Billy (Martha Jane) Smith both of Newberry, Johnny (Janice) Smith of Prosperity, Leroy (Hilda) Smith of Lexington; sisters, Reba Nell Rollins of Newberry, Mary Jane (Dewey) McCarson and Rachael Richardson both of Prosperity, Gertice Rister of Chapin, Fannie Mae (Billy Walker) Walton of Grover; sister-in-law, Bobbie Jewel Smith of Newberry; grandchildren, Christopher (Caitlin) Frick of West Columbia, Charles Frick, Paige Frick and Libby Frick all of Little Mountain; one great-granddaughter, Delaina Frick of West Columbia and a number of nieces and nephews. Mrs. Frick was predeceased by a brother, George Smith.

Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday, November 14, 2013, at St. Peter Lutheran Church by the Rev. Dave Tholstrup. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday from 6- 8 p.m. at McSwain-Evans Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to EmmanuWheel, c/o Chapin Baptist Church, PO Box 640, Chapin, SC 29036 or to St. Peter Lutheran Church, 900 Dreher Island Road, Chapin, SC 29036.

Active pallbearers will be Johnny Lindler, Douglas Shealy, Adam Smith, Ricky Smith, James Richardson and James Rister.

Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. John Ferguson, Dr. Phillip Baldwin, Joseph Minick, Dean Minick, Kolby Minick, Joseph Rister, Timothy Fulmer, II, Robert Richardson, Berley Rister, Jr., John Awtry and members of the Little Mountain Order of the Easter Star.

McSwain-Evans Funeral Home is entrusted with the arrangements. A memorial message may be written to the family at

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Published in The Newberry Observer from Nov. 12 to Nov. 13, 2013