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Frances J. Smith
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Obituary for Frances J. Smith

Frances J. Smith died on April 13, 2017. She was born the first of five children born to the late Everett L. and Ruby P. Janney of Patrick Springs, VA. She is predeceased by her husband, William Harry Smith; two sisters, Evelyn J. Lawson and Mary J. Frazier; and a brother, Everett L. Janney, Jr.

Mrs. Smith retired from Martinsville City Schools in 1993. She is survived by two sons, Robert K. Smith and wife Patricia of Roanoke, VA and William H. Smith, II of Charlottesville, VA. Other survivors include two sisters, Elizabeth J. Gibbs and Charlotte J. Lawson.

A private graveside ceremony will be held at Roselawn Burial Park with Rev. Rob Lough of St. Mark’s United Methodist Church officiating.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Discretionary Fund at Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church at 824-826 Memorial Boulevard, Martinsville, Virginia.

Norris Funeral Services, Inc. and Crematory of Martinsville, VA is serving the Smith family. Online condolences may be made at

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Services are private.

Memorial Contribution

Discretionary Fund at Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church

824-826 Memorial Boulevard
Martinsville, VA 24112

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