Obituary of Axie Smith, 1980:
Ex-mill employee dies at 65. Mrs. Axie Smith, 65, of 475 Jarnigan St., Clinton, died at 7:10 p.m. July 9 at her home. She had been in ill health for several years.
She was an employee of Magnet Mills, Inc., several years ago. Mrs. Smith was a member of Jarnigan Chapel Baptist Church and enjoyed flower gardening.
She was a native of Anderson County.
Survivors include her husband, Jess L. Smith; a daughter, Mrs. Floyd (Ruby) Mack of Clinton; two sons, George Smith of Clinton and Riley Smith of South Clinton; her mother, Mrs. Roxie Hensley, Clinton; four daughters, Mrs. Charlie (Arvie) Smith and Mrs. John L. (Rena) Smith, Jr. of Clinton Rt. 7, Mrs. Willie (Maggie) Bumgardner and Mrs. Don (Wilma) Ambrose of Clinton; eight grandchildren; three step-grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and seven step-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Saturday at Cox Funeral Home chapel in Lake City with the Rev. Bedford Bullock and the Rev. Clyde Daugherty officiating. Burial was in Pleasant View Cemetery.
Clinton Courier-News, July 17, 1980
[Transcribed by Stephanie A. Hill from a photocopy of the microfilm in the genealogy vertical files at Lake City Library.]