Bliss Smith Sports

Bliss Smith Sports

DARLINGTON – Bliss Smith Sports, 96, passed away Wednesday, May 27, 2020.
A private graveside service will be directed by Belk Funeral Home.
Born Oct. 6, 1923, Bliss was the daughter of the late William Henry Smith and Orilla Pickett Smith.
She retired from Dixie Cup. Bliss enjoyed painting, gardening and researching the Smith family history.
Surviving are her daughters, Annette (the late Jessie) Ward of Darlington, Cherry Hepburn of California; daughter-in-law, Nancy Hepburn of Florida; grandchildren, Robert Edward Hepburn Jr., Candi Leaphart, Summer Hepburn; five great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren; and a sister, Evelyn Byrd of Darlington.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, R.E. Hepburn; second husband, Lynn Sports; son, Robert Edward “Robbie” Hepburn; and grandson, Chris Jordan.
Memorials may be made to the Bethea Dam Project, c/o Bethea Baptist Community, 157 Home Ave., Darlington, SC 29532.
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Author: Stephan Drew

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