Marion Grey Smithwick

Published 10:24 pm Saturday, May 9, 2015

FRANKLIN—Marion Grey Morris Smithwick, 78, widow of Joseph Allen Smithwick, passed away on May 8, 2015.

She was a native of Bertie County, North Carolina, a daughter of the late Frank M. Morris and Emma Lee Tripp Morris, and was also predeceased by her daughter, Kathryn Smithwick, and a brother, Milton Ray Morris.

Mrs. Smithwick was retired from Southampton Memorial Hospital as the admissions supervisor after 32 years of service. She was a member of Franklin Baptist Church.

Left to cherish her memory are her son, Jerry Allen Smithwick, and his wife, Darlene Harrell Smithwick, of Franklin; one grandson, Ronnie Allen Smithwick, and his wife, Emilie, and two great-grandchildren, Payton and Kaylee Smithwick; one sister, JoAnne M. Sharber of Kinston, North Carolina; and one sister-in-law, Pam Morris of Aulander, North Carolina.

The funeral will be at 2 p.m. on Monday, May 11, in Wright Funeral Home with the Rev. Steve Gibson officiating. Burial will follow in Southampton Memorial Park.

The family receive friends on Sunday from 6 to 7 p.m. in the funeral home, and suggests that memorial donations be made to either the Hunterdale Volunteer Fire Department or the building fund of Franklin Baptist Church.