Kenneth 'Ken' Smith (BATH, S.C.)


BATH, S.C. - Entered into rest Monday, February 8th, 2010, Mr. Kenneth 'Ken' Smith, 73, of Bath, SC, beloved husband of forty-nine years to the late Betty Britt Smith and son of the late Kendrick and Jewel Josey Smith. Born in and a lifelong resident of Bath, SC, he retired from United Merchants after twenty-seven and one-half years of service. Following retirement, he went to work with Aiken County for another ten years. Ken was a member of Bath First Baptist Church, Bath, SC, was a forty year member of Horse Creek Masonic Lodge #174, A.F.M., was a Scottish Rite Mason and was also a Shriner. Prior to his health declining, he enjoyed rabbit hunting and was a forty year member of the Savannah River Beagle Club. In his later years, Ken could be found having breakfast at the Huddle House in Aiken. Family members include a daughter, Pam Sanders, (Marvin) North Augusta, SC; a special niece, who was more like a daughter, Rhetta Gray, (Wade) Warrenville, SC; siblings, Lora Carnell, Bigterville, PA, Eunice Quackenbush, Warrenville, SC, Jimmy E. Smith, New Ellenton, SC, Barry W. Smith, Bath, SC, the late Floyd K. Smith and the late Gerald 'Jakie' Smith, grandchildren, Tonya Wallace (Gary) and Patrick Britt Sanders and great-grandsons, James and John Tatum. A Celebration of Life Service will be held Thursday, February 11th, 2010, at 1 o'clock at Hatcher Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Langley, SC, with Pastor Herb Sons officiating. Interment with Masonic Rites accorded will follow in Sunset Memorial Gardens, Graniteville, SC. Pallbearers will be Mark Quackenbush, Bo Quackenbush, Stanley Quackenbush, Alton Norris, Joey Meyers and Billy Kight. Honorary pallbearers will be fellow masons with Horse Creek Masonic Lodge. If so desired, the family has asked that memorials in memory of Ken be made to Bath First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 240 Bath, SC 29816. Friends may call at the home of Pam and Marvin Sanders. The family will greet friends Wednesday, February 10th, 2010, from 6 until 8 o'clock at Hatcher Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Langley, SC. Sign the guestbook at

The Augusta Chronicle-February 10, 2010