Clara S. Blythe

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, April 3, 2007

FRANKLIN—Clara Smith Blythe, 88, widow of Philip Wayne Blythe Sr., died April 2, 2007.

Born in Southampton County, she was a daughter of the late Henry Lockett “Bunk” Smith and Virgie Vick Smith. She was a member of Franklin Baptist Church and a longtime member of Tomahawk Baptist Church in Midlothian.

Survivors include her daughter, Anita Blythe Walker and husband, Robert O. Walker, of Virginia Beach; a son, Philip Wayne Blythe, Jr., and wife, Carolyn Butler Blythe, of Midlothian; four sisters, Louise S. Parker of Franklin, Frances S. Stewart of Portsmouth, Rose S. Breedlove of Virginia Beach and Nell S. Moses of Newport News; three grandchildren, Chadwick W. Blythe, Jennifer Walker Hinson and husband, Steve, and Kelly Walker Gregory and husband, Dave; four great-grandchildren, Jordan and Chelsey Gregory and Kyle and Kristopher Hinson; two sisters-in-law, Martha Blythe of Franklin and Margaret Smith of Boykins.

Mrs. Blythe was predeceased by a sister, Eunice S. Hill, and two brothers, Curry W. Smith and Charlie Smith.

The funeral will be held at 2

p.m. today in Franklin Baptist Church with the Revs. Drs. Richard Childress and Ira D. Hudgins officiating. Interment will follow in Poplar Spring Cemetery.

Wright Funeral Home is handling arrangements. The family suggests memorials be made to a favorite charity. Condolences may be offered at