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Ruth Clark Smith

Mrs. Ruth Clark Smith of Halifax died Sunday, June 23, 2013, at Halifax Regional Hospital. She was born April 11, 1921 in Chatham and was the only daughter of the late George Walter Clark and the late Madie Wells Clark. She was married to the late Elvin T. Smith Sr. 

Mrs. Smith was a member of Halifax United Methodist Church, and the Halifax County/South Boston Improvement Council.

Survivors include one son, Elvin T. Smith Jr. and wife Katherleen of New Smyrna Beach, Fla.; four grandchildren, Brandon Smith and wife Rebecca of Marietta, Ga., Christianna Romaker and husband Dean of Ft. Irwin, Calif., Camye Womble of Raleigh, N.C.; and Mark Womble and wife Heather of Halifax; five great-grandchildren, Joshua Romaker and Katelynn Romaker of Van Buren, Ohio, Alyssa Martinez of Marietta, and Dalton Womble and Reed Womble, both of Halifax; one sister-in-law, Mrs. Donna S. Clark of Sandston; a whole passel of much loved nieces and nephews; and special friends, Lorene Womble and Dabney Gilliam, both of Halifax.

Three brothers, W. Perkins Clark, Jennings F. Clark and Billy T. Clark, also preceded Mrs. Smith in death.

A memorial service will be held at Halifax United Methodist Church at 11 a.m. Friday, June 28, 2013, with the Rev. Randy Williams officiating. Lunch will follow at the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Halifax United Methodist Church Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 357, Halifax, VA 24558, or a charity of choice.

Online condolences may be directed to www.powellfunerals.com

Arrangements are by Powell Funeral Home, South Boston.