Lou H. Smith
UNION, SC-- Mrs. Lou Hulon Ward Smith, age 91, widow of (Ret.) Lt. Col. Rev. Jasper J. Smith, passed away Wednesday, December 19, 2012, at Oakmont Assisted Living.
Mrs. Smith was born in Newberry, September 20, 1921, a daughter of the late Rufus Armstead Hulon and Fannie Lyles Hulon. She was first married to the late Arthur Earl Ward.
Mrs. Smith was a graduate of the University of South Carolina and was a retired from Milliken and Company. She was a very active member of Augsburg Lutheran Church and previously at Duncan Acres United Methodist Church. She did much volunteer work with the Literacy Council, Meals on Wheels, and served 24 years with the Wallace Thomson Hospital volunteers. Mrs. Smith loved people and was an avid reader and traveled extensively.
She is survived by two sisters-in-law, Hilda Ward Bailey and Bobbie Willard Ward both of Union; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by three sisters: Lizzie Hulon Mayo, Nettie Hulon Maika, and Beatrice Hulon Fore; and two brothers, Harold Edwin Hulon and Joseph Burrell Hulon.
Funeral services will be held 3:00 PM Saturday, December 22, 2012, at Augsburg Lutheran Church conducted by Rev. Carroll Robinson. Burial will be at Rosemont Cemetery.
Mrs. Smith's nephews will serve as active pallbearers.
Visitation will be held from 6:00 until 8:00 PM Friday evening, December 21st at the S.R. Holcombe Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Augsburg Lutheran Church, 151 Connector Rd., Union, SC 29379 or to Duncan Acres United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 216, Union, SC 29379 or to Crestview Baptist Church, 1100 Furman Fendley Hwy., Union, SC 29379 or to New Life Baptist Church, 502 Meansville Rd., Union, SC 29379.
The family would like to express their appreciation to the staff and nurses of Oakmont Residential and Hospice Care of South Carolina for their care and concern of Mrs. Smith during her illness.
The family will be at their respective homes.
The S.R. Holcombe
Funeral Home, Inc. (www.holcombefuneralhomes.com