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Monday November 2nd, 2020
1:00pm - 2:30pm

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Graveside Service

Monday November 2nd, 2020

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Michael Lee Smith





Michael Lee “Mike” Smith




Michael Lee “Mike” Smith, age 65, of 402 Spring Road in Laurens, and husband of Darlene Magaha Smith, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, October 29, 2020, at Self Regional Medical Center.


Born in Laurens, he was a son of the late Adelma Leroy Smith, Jr. and Virginia Hartline Smith.  Mike was a 1973 graduate of Laurens High School and was of the Baptist faith.  He was an avid outdoorsman and loved God and his family dearly.  Mr. Smith worked for Laurens Glass from 1972 until it closed in 1996.  He relocated to Henderson, NC and continued his career until 2013, when he retired as the production manager.  Following his retirement, Mike returned to Laurens to be closer to family and loved ones.


Surviving in addition to his wife of 43 years are a sister, Kristin Nixon (Brad) of Mountville; children, Pam Williamson (Tony) of Donalds, Cary Gillespie (Janice) of Henderson, NC, Brandy Childress (Phil) and Tiffany Ellis of Laurens; grandchildren, Brook Cagle (Brooke), Christin Summer (Richard), Christopher Lassiter, Keri, Deanna, and Jasmine Gillespie, Tori Childress, Ariel and Elijah Ellis; one great-grandchild, Kylie Cagle; and two beloved rottweilers, Butch and Ruby.


In addition to his parents, Mike was predeceased by a great-grandchild, Alia Brooke Cagle.


Graveside services will be held at 3:00 pm on Monday, November 2, 2020, at Westview Memorial Park conducted by Rev. Phil Bryson.


The family will be at the residence.


Visitation will be held at The Kennedy Mortuary from 1:00 – 2:30 pm on Monday prior to the graveside service.


Memorials may be made to American Heart Association or to Laurens County Animal Shelter.


Condolences may be expressed online at www.thekennedymortuary.com.





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A candle was lit in memory of Michael Smith

Sandra Laws Nov 4 2020 12:00 AM

Brandy, the d in and and y in your loss didn't make it. I/m sorry

Sandra Laws Nov 4 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Michael Smith

Christy C Coates Nov 2 2020 12:00 AM

Condolences to the family. Sorry to hear of Mikes passing. God bless.

Mike Johnson Nov 1 2020 12:00 AM

Prayers for all the Family. We thought a lot of Mike.
Freddie & Janet

Freddie & Janet Nov 1 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Michael Smith

Gary Foster Nov 1 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Michael Smith

Norman Self Nov 1 2020 12:00 AM

Darlene and Family, I am sorry to hear the news of Mike. I am Praying for you all during this Time.

Brenda Hartline Townsend Oct 31 2020 12:00 AM

Our deepest heartfelt condolences

Steve and Leanne Baxter Oct 31 2020 12:00 AM