Laura Fralix-Smith

Laura M Fralix-Smith

1921 - 2022

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Laura M. Fralix Smith, born September 7, 1921 in Bamberg, South Carolina, passed away at the age of 100,quietly Monday, January 24, 2022, enjoying her morning cup of coffee among friends at Dayspring Assisted Living in Hollywood, SC.  She was the second child of 5 siblings and a member of Trinity United Methodist Church.

She moved to Charleston in 1942, where she worked at Woolworth's on King Street as a Counter Girl.  During WWII, she worked at the Charleston Naval Shipyard as a Messenger on roller skates.  She married her husband Arthur LeGrande Smith on December 24, 1944.  She became a homemaker and mother of her only child, Elwyn in 1945.

She is proceeded in death by her spouse, Arthur LeGrande Smith, parents, Hattie Mae Gibson Fralix and Gordon Hiram Fralix, her siblings Lucille Fralix Black, Dorothy Fralix Kingston, Mary Fralix McKenzie, Thomas Fralix and step brother Edward Ackerman.

She is survived by her son, Elwyn (Susie) Smith of Charleston, SC, grandchildren, Robin (Dale) Durham of Waterloo, IL, Todd Smith of Florida, two great grandchildren, Ryan (Christine) Durham of Texas, Seth Durham of Illinois and one great great grandchild Ella Durham of Texas.

Visitation will be held Thursday, January 27, 2022 at 2:00pm at Simplicity Funeral Home in North Charleston with burial at Live Oak Memorial Gardens Cemetery on Highway 61 at 3:00pm.

In leiu of flowers, donations can be made to Trinity United Methodist church, 273 Meeting Street, Charleston, SC 29401. 

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