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Ethel Fortune Smith


1919 - 2014 Obituary Condolences
Ethel Fortune Smith

Virginia Beach - Ethel Fortune Smith, 95, passed away June 16, 2014.

Mrs. Smith was born in Bumpass, VA. She was the daughter of the late John A. and Tiny N. Fortune. She was preceded in death by husbands Louis B. Smith, Frederick B. Higgins, Sr.; step-son Frederick B. Higgins, Jr.; sisters Maude Boggs, Pauline Johnson; brothers Clinton Fortune, Winford Fortune, and John B. Fortune.

Survivors include step sons William B. Smith (Mary) of E. Lansing, MI, David B. Smith (Dale) of Virginia Beach, VA; step grandchildren W. Boothe Higgins (Jennifer) of Portsmouth, RI, Rebecca Lanahan of Spring City, PA, Justin Smith (Carly) of Charlestown, WV, Karen Smith and Brian Smith of Virginia Beach, VA; step great grandchildren Lawrence, Audrey, Zachary and Maxwell Higgins and Nicholas Lanahan.

The family will receive friends at Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, 1264 N Great Neck Road, on Friday, June 20th from 7:00-8:30 pm. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, June 21st at 11:00 am at Hollomon-Brown. Burial will follow at Princess Anne Memorial Park. Condolences may be offered to the family at www.hollomon-brown.com

Pall bearers are W. Boothe Higgins, Justin Smith, Brian Smith, Mark Gerszewski, Sam Estep, Mark Moore, and John Fortune.

She was a faithful member of Lynnhaven Colony United Church of Christ until she was physically unable to attend.

She was a supportive, devoted mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. Always generous and gracious, nothing was dearer to her heart than spending time with her family and friends, and sharing cooking with them.
Published in The Virginian Pilot on June 19, 2014
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