Charlene Smoak Gauthier
1944 - 2020

Charlene Smoak Gauthier

AIKEN -- Charlene Smoak Gauthier, 75, of Aiken, passed away peacefully at her home Aug. 29, 2020. She was the wife of the late Harold Pierre Gauthier.

Charlene was born Oct. 25, 1944, in Orangeburg, to the late Eugenia (Dolly) Murphy Smoak and Howard La Vern Smoak. Charlene was known to family and friends as "Puddin" and was a 1962 graduate of Orangeburg High School.

Other than her parents, Charlene was predeceased by her sister Betty Smoak Nicholson and a baby sister.

Survivors include her niece, Chris Till, cousins Delores Kemmerlin and Merle Kemmerlin Buck of Orangeburg. Cousins included are Rebecca Murphy Duncan of Lynchburg, Virginia, and Don Murphy of St. Paul's North Carolina, as well as numerous Smoak cousins originally from the Denmark area.

Charlene enjoyed spending time with her cats and Wednesday's supper night with friends. She will be missed.

Charlene will be laid to rest at Memorial Park Cemetery in Orangeburg.

The Historic George Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 211 Park Ave., SW, Aiken, SC 29801 (803.649.6234), has charge of arrangements.

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Published by The Times and Democrat on Sep. 13, 2020.
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She was a dear friend and a part of our family. Charlene loved everyone and she was a wonderful Christian friend. We will miss her dearly and we have wonderful memories that will stay with us forever. RIP my friend. We love you and will see you again.
Kasey Voyles
September 16, 2020
Charlene or Puddin as we lovingly called her was our first cousin. We have many wonderful memories of our times together as a family. Our memories will always be cherished and held close to our hearts. Merle, Dee, Rebecca and Donnie.
Merle Kemmerlin Buck
September 13, 2020