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Miriam King

Female 1923 - 2015  (91 years)

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  • Name Miriam King 
    Born 21 Aug 1923  Bishopville, Lee, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 25 Jul 2015  South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I303519  Martin Family
    Last Modified 25 Jun 2019 

    Family Dwight Hazleton Smith,   b. 13 Dec 1921, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Jun 2006, Williamston, Anderson, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years) 
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    Last Modified 25 Jun 2019 
    Family ID F137508  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    • Miriam Smith
      August 21, 1923 - July 25, 2015

      Williamston - Miriam King Smith, 91, widow of Dr. Dwight H. Smith, died Saturday, July 25, 2015.

      Born in Bishopville, she was a daughter of the late Wiley Clifford and Pauline Best King. A retired hospital administrator with Williamston Hospital, she was a former member of Grace United Methodist Church and the Williamston Garden Club.

      Mrs. Smith attended Columbia College. She was the 1941 "Miss South Carolina" and competed in the Miss America Pageant in Atlantic City where she was featured along with other contestants on the cover of LIFE Magazine.

      Survivors include, sons, Preston Smith (Gayle) of Houston, TX, Dwight H. Smith, Jr. (Rita) of Greenville, King Smith (Beverly) of Piedmont; daughters, Brende Waddell (John) of Spartanburg, Judy Palmer of Lake Waccamaw, NC; eleven grandchildren; and ten great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by brother, Wylie Brent King and sister, Jennie Louise Lee.

      The family wishes to thank Mary Smith and her staff for their devotion and loving care.

      Visitation will be Tuesday, from 10:00 - 10:45 a.m. at Gray Mortuary. The funeral will follow at 11:00 a.m. in the mortuary chapel. Burial will be at Travis Cemetery, Saluda.

      In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Columbia College, 1301 Columbia College Drive, Columbia, SC, 29203.

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