Caroline Smith

Published 10:03 pm Monday, June 10, 2013

Funeral services for Lucy Caroline “Callie” Ladd Smith, 67, will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, June 12, 2013, at Salem Presbyterian Church PCA, Salem Crossroads, Blair, S.C., with burial to follow in the church cemetery.

The Reverend Richard Hodges will officiate. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service in the church sanctuary.

Mrs. Smith passed away on Saturday, June 8, 2013, at her home in Tryon. Daughter of the late Thomas Albert Ladd and Johnnie Belle Gregory Ladd, she was born on July 12, 1945, in Newberry, S.C. She graduated from Winnsboro High School and received a B.S. degree from the University of South Carolina.

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Callie was married on March 29, 1975, to Carl Sherrod Smith. She retired from The Xerox Corporation in Houston, Texas after 25 years, where she served as account manager for The Exxon Corporation account.

Upon retirement, she and her husband Carl moved to their current home in Tryon. Callie’s love of gardening led her to join the Green Blades Garden Club of Tryon, where she served as president and won numerous awards for her prize-winning floral arrangements. Besides her love of the outdoors and the time she spent working in her own yard, she also enjoyed golfing and playing gin rummy with friends.

In addition to Carl, her husband of 38 years, Mrs. Smith is survived by three brothers, Thomas Albert Ladd Jr., of Texas City, Texas; William James “Billy” Ladd (Martha) of Winnsboro, S.C.; and Johnny Gregory Ladd (Becky) of Cross Hill, S.C.; one grandson, Jayson Sherrod Shelton of Laurens, S.C.; and her beloved Pomeranian, Taz.

In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by two step-children, Kenneth Edward Smith and Donna Lynn Smith Shelton.

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