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Florence – Funeral service for Mr. Oriee “O.F.” Smith will be conducted 12 Noon Thursday, June 14, 2018 at Mt. Zion AME Church, 1305 E. Cheves St., Florence, SC. Interment will follow in Florence National Cemetery, with the Veterans Honor Guard, directed by Smith Funeral Home of Florence, LLC.   

Oriee affectionately known as “O.F.”, the son of Hezekiah and Vermell Smith was born August 7, 1924 in Salters, SC.

“O.F.” attended Rosenwald Elementary School, Tomlinson High School and South Carolina State College after which he enlisted in the US Air Force.

“O.F.” was employed over forty years with North Carolina Mutual Life Insurance Company.

“O.F.” was a member of Mt. Zion AME Church in Florence and sung on the Men’s Chorus and L.B. Burgess Ensemble Choir.

“O.F.”  was a member of the American Legion Post 228, NAACP and the Minority Business Association.

Survivors include two sons, Terence (Pamela) Hassan and Fitzgerald (Natashya) Smith; five grandchildren; five nephews; two nieces; one sister-in-law; a host of relatives and friends.

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  • Tuesday, June 12, 2018
    Our staff will continue to keep your family in our prayers. We thank you for allowing us to serve your family.
    ~ Smith Funeral Home of Florence
  • Thursday, June 14, 2018
    We can look forward to the day when there will be no more sickness and death. Revelation 21:4 says: "And he (God) will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away". Please accept my sincere condolences. Always remember God loves you and he cares for you! (Psalm 36:7; 1 Peter 5:7)
    ~ Rachel Morton
  • Wednesday, June 27, 2018
    Our warmest sympathies goes to you and yours in these difficult moments. May you find strength from the words of 2 Corinthians 1:3, 4 3 Praised be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of tender mercies and the God of all comfort, 4 who comforts us in all our trials so that we may be able to comfort others in any sort of trial with the comfort that we receive from God. What a loving God who cares about each one of us. He didn't intend for us to grow old and die. He thus has made the SURE promise of a resurrection right here on earth when it is restored to a beautiful paradise (Psalms 37:9-11, 29; Acts 24:15; Isaiah 55;11). Can you see yourself welcoming back to life your loved ones? What a joy it will bring all of us. You can go online to JW.ORG and find out more about this resurrection.
    ~ R&R Lopez
  • Friday, August 31, 2018
    I am sorry for the loss of your loved one. Mr. Smith was a very nice man. He really loved and supported the American Legion (Post 228). While serving as local President and District President he gave me 100% help and support with the ladies auxiliary. Mr. Smith was sincere and an encouraging person. My sympathy and prayers are extended to each of you during this time of sorrow. May God give you comfort and strength.
    ~ Ms. Audrey Davis   Florence, SC
  • Friday, August 31, 2018
    So sorry for your loss. Mr. Smith was a nice gentleman. My sympathy to the family. May God give you peace and strength.
    ~ Dr. Lurma Swinney   Florence, SC