Avo G. Smith

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Avo Greenway Smith, 99, widow of Paul William Smith, Sr., of 406 West Arlington Ave., died May 2, 2015, at St. Francis Eastside.

A native of Greenville County, she was a daughter of the late John Weldon and Amanda Osteen Greenway, a homemaker, and member of Greer First Baptist Church, where she was a Sunday School teacher for 52 years and was active in the WMU. She was instrumental in starting Southside Baptist Church in Greer, SC.

Surviving are a daughter and son-in-law, Timmie and Ralph Voyles of Spartanburg; two sons and daughter-in-law, David Smith of Greer and Mike and Debbie Smith of Moore; two daughters-in-law, Elizabeth Smith and Robin Smith both of Greer; eleven grandchildren, Ralph Voyles, Jr., Mark Voyles, Stephen Voyles, Anna V. Hodge, Jonathan Smith, Ben Smith, Will Smith, Jessica S. Almond, Kia Harvey, Bill Smith and Ashley Rodgers; and fourteen great-grandchildren.

She was also predeceased by a son, Paul W. Smith, Jr.

Graveside services were held at 4 p.m. Monday at Mountain View Cemetery, conducted by Dr. Wilson Nelson, Rev. Dave Dupree and Mrs. Dottie Bryson.

The grandsons served as pallbearers.

The family is at the home.

The family wishes to express their heartfelt thanks to the caregivers, Ruby Rookard and Nancy Rollins.

Memorials may be made to Greer Community Ministries, P.O. Box 1373, Greer, S.C. 29652.

Online condolences may be made at thewoodmortuary.com.

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