7:58 PM EST, November 10, 2012
Frances Mary (Dawson) Smith, 89, of Hagerstown, passed away Friday, Nov. 9, 2012, at Meritus Medical Center.
Born March 23, 1923, in Hagerstown, she was the daughter of the late John Gershom and Margie Viola (Sprankle) Dawson.
She retired from Martin's Food Market in the deli department.
She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Clarence William Smith, who died Feb. 22, 1971; brothers, James G. Dawson, Raymond O. Dawson, Robert E. Dawson and John W. Dawson; and sisters, Ethel M. Dawson, Shirley L. Dawson, Helen V. Hargett and Betty L. Stotelmyer.
Frances is survived by her two sons, William M. Smith and wife, Kathleen, and Wayne E. Smith and wife, Victoria; three brothers, Roy "Pete," George and Garry Dawson; and a sister, Hazel Grove, all of Hagerstown; six grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren.
A funeral service will be Tuesday, Nov. 13 , 2012, at 1 p.m. at Rest Haven Funeral Chapel, 1601 Pennsylvania Ave., Hagerstown, with the Rev. Robert V. Robinson officiating. Burial will follow in Rest Haven Cemetery.
The family will receive friends Monday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
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