Smothers, Phoebe Dewitt

DARLINGTON- Phoebe Dewitt Smothers, age 66, passed away at her home Thursday, June 09, 2011 surrounded by her family. Mrs. Smothers was born in Darlington County, daughter of the late William Ernest and Sarah Wilson Dewitt. She was a graduate of St. John‘s High School and an administrative assistant with Pee Dee Tourism Commission. She was an amateur artist, member of the South Carolina Water Color Association and the Black Creek Arts Council. Phoebe loved painting, gardening, animals and warm weather. She was a lifetime member of Darlington Presbyterian Church. Surviving are her husband of almost 50 years, William Edward Smothers, Jr.; son, Richard Gary (Lauren) Smothers; daughters, Toni Smothers (Scott) Ratamess and Barbara Smothers (Kevin) Bazen; grandchildren, Anna Ratamess, Fields Bazen, Ashlyn Bazen, Phoebe Reid Bazen, Grace Bazen, Gabrielle Smothers, and Samantha Smothers; sisters, Anna Frances “Sissy” (George) Haynes, Sarah Carolyn (Harold) Jailette, Barbara (Ed) Stokes, Marian (Bill) Tidwell and Helen Anderson. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to: Darlington Presbyterian Church, 311 Pearl Street, Darlington, SC 29532; American Cancer Society, 950 48th Avenue N., Myrtle Beach, SC 29575 or American Diabetes Association, 2711 Middleburg Drive, Columbia, SC 29204. Funeral services will be held 3:00 p.m. Sunday at Darlington Presbyterian Church with burial following in Grove Hill Cemetery directed by Belk Funeral Home.