Carolyn "Grannymom" Smith
Blakely Funeral Home & Crematory
1047 Chesnee Highway
Gaffney, SC

Moore, SC - Carolyn "Grannymom" Parris Smith, 91, of 317 Malbec Drive, formerly of Gaffney, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, October 24, 2021 at Pelham Medical Center.

Born in Gaffney, she was the wife of L. Pat Smith and daughter of the late Jefferson Davis Parris and Pearl Greene Parris. She was a 1947 graduate of Gaffney High School, attended Cecil's Business College, retired from Cherokee County Services to the Aging, now known as Senior Centers of Cherokee County, Inc., and a homemaker. She loved her family and was the beloved "Grannymom" to her grandchildren and many others. She was known for her laughter and joy, an avid bingo player for over 40 years and of the Baptist faith. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family and was preceded in death by nine brothers and sisters.

Surviving in addition to her husband is a son, Gregg Smith (Melody) of Woodstock, GA; two daughters, Patty Doyle (Scott) of Whidbey Island, WA and Stacey Richardson (David) of Moore; nine grandchildren, Quinton Smith, Carrie Smith, Lindsay Nelson (Jay), Katy Vecere, Zach Smith, Lauren Patterson, Ally Doyle, Maribeth Zamora (Jeremy) and Alec Richardson; six great-grandchildren, Benny, Konnar, Nova, Avery, Zayne and Zoey. In addition to her parents and siblings, she was preceded in death by a son, Larry Smith and a granddaughter, Christy Smith.

Graveside services will be held at 2:00 PM on Wednesday, October 27, 2021 in Oakland Cemetery with Mr. Rob Nelson officiating. The family will receive friends following the service at the graveside. Social distancing and masks are requested.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: Senior Centers of Cherokee County, Inc., 499 W. Rutledge Avenue, Gaffney, SC 29341 or St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-1905.

The family will be at the residence, 317 Malbec Drive, Moore, SC 29369.

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Published by The Gaffney Ledger on Oct. 27, 2021.
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I am so sorry to hear about the passing of Mrs. Carolyn. She was such a sweet and beautiful woman who's smile and laughter was contagious. We shared a lot of laughter and great conversations as we sat next to each other in "non-smoking" at bingo for many years! Mrs. Carolyn will be truly missed! My deepest condolences to the family! Rest In Peace Mrs. Carolyn!
Teresa D
October 27, 2021
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