Carole C. Smith
1937 - 2020
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Carole C. Smith

Berlin - Carole Ann Cropper Smith, age 82, slipped away peacefully on Wednesday, October 14, 2020 surrounded by her loving family. Born in Ocean City, she was the daughter of the late Hugh T. Cropper, Jr. (former mayor of Ocean City) and Mildred Baker Cropper. She is survived by her beloved husband of 62 years, William D.(Bill) Smith, and daughters, Deborah Frene and her husband Steve of Berlin, Diane Brissey of Berlin, and Jennifer Amrhein and her husband Jack of Belair, MD. There are eight grandchildren, several great-grandchildren and many cousins, nephews and nieces. Also surviving is her sister, Virginia Denayer of Salisbury and a brother, Hugh Cropper, lll, of Berlin. She was preceded in death by her son, Roger Smith.

Carole was in the first graduating class of newly built Stephen Decatur High School. Before retiring, she and Bill were owner/operators of Smith Real Estate and Insurance in Berlin.

She enjoyed a long, happy life together with husband Bill, playing golf, traveling, playing cards, and spending quality time with family. A devoted wife and mother, she found time to be a volunteer at Atlantic General Hospital, Diakonea, member of Compassionate Friends, and Berlin Chapter of the Order of Eastern Star.

Due to concerns about COVID-19, a small family-only service will be held at Buckingham Presbyterian Church in Berlin. Pastor Mark Piedmonte and Rev. Olin Shockley will officiate. Interment will follow in Evergreen Cemetery. The family would love to receive letters sharing fond memories of Carole. They may be sent via: . Arrangements are in the care of the Burbage Funeral Home in Berlin.

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Published in The Daily Times from Oct. 14 to Oct. 15, 2020.
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October 23, 2020
My husband and I met Carol at Cardiac/Pulmonary Rehab years ago. She and I would love talking together about our children, grands, and greats. I felt like I knew most of them simply by chatting away with her while we were suppose to be working out. She talked also a lot about the love of her life, Bill and her siblings as well. She and I both shared the disease off COPD and would often compare notes and give one another encouragement. I will miss my friend, but I know she was a woman of faith. I believe now she has the Breath of Life and one day we will have 10,000 years to chat all we want!! Love you, Carol Smith! Love and prayers to your beloved family. Blessed are they who mourn, for they shall be comforted. Your friend, Teddy Woolwine
Teddy Woolwine
October 19, 2020
Blessings of Peace to The family of Mrs. Smith.
Cydney B Pruitt
October 18, 2020
I first met Carole through my good friend Betsy Ludlam. Although I did not know Carole well, I always liked her and found her to be most pleasant. I do know that she dearly loved her family; they meant the world to her. I would like to do something in her memory, and since there were no donation suggestions in the obituary, I will make a donation in her name to Diakonia, as I know she cared very much for those in need.
Mary Lou (Mrs. Michael) Jones
October 15, 2020
So sorry to hear of Ms Carol's passing.She was a dear sweet lady,and will be missed by all who knew her.praying for your family.Susan & Jim Glenn
Susan Glenn
October 15, 2020
Jen, Diane and Debbie, so sad to hear about your mom’s passing, but so glad she is at peace and with Roger after all these years. That is a beautiful thing. I know Jack thought so much of her and loved her very much. Praying you get through these tough days. Lots of love to you
Susan (Amrhein) & Martin Runyon
October 15, 2020
So sorry for your loss. Prayers for you and your family.
Janice & Norman Bunting
October 15, 2020
Sending our prayers to the family at this difficult time. She was a wonderful lady & will be missed by all. Hold on to the precious memories that you had together.
Betty & Sam West
October 14, 2020
So sorry for the Smith family. Very special lady, and special family.
John J.H. Williams
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