SPARTANBURG — Mrs. Bobbie Jean Brown Smith-Stewart, 67, wife of Rufus Stewart, 395 Marshall Tucker Road, Pauline, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2012 at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center following a period of declining health.
Mrs. Smith-Stewart was born in Union on Sept. 5, 1944, a daughter of the late Ernest and Ava Webber Brown O’Shields. She was a graduate of Union High School and the University of South Carolina. Mrs. Smith-Stewart was currently employed with Pediatric Services of America and was previously employed as a Registered Nurse at Wallace Thomson Hospital and with Spartanburg Oncology. An active member of Putman Baptist Church, Mrs. Smith-Stewart was a member of the Richard Moore Sunday school class and president of senior citizens group. She was also a member of the Union County Senior Citizens Association.
Surviving in addition to her husband are one daughter, Deborah Southard and friend Mike Lanford; one brother, Gary Brown of Powdersville; three grandchildren, Caden Jackson of Buffalo, Gene Smith of Greenwood, and Kristen Smith of Union; one stepdaughter, Wanda Stewart of Roebuck; one stepson, Randy Stewart and wife Stacie of Pauline; a special little friend, Allie Silvers, whom Jean cared for deeply.
Jean was predeceased by a daughter, Susan Smith; a son, Mark Smith; and a son-in-law, Mike Smith.
Funeral services will be held 3 p.m. Friday, Aug. 31, 2012 at Putman Baptist Church conducted by the Rev. Rick Henderson burial will follow in the church cemetery.
Active pallbearers will be Mike Ivey, Jason Ivey, Brad Lawson, Ray Lawson, Ray Vinson, Bruce Lawson.
Jean will be carried to the Smith family home, 424 Putman Road, Buffalo, where the family will receive friends Thursday.
Memorials may be made to Putman Baptist Church, 3692 Buffalo-West Springs Highway, Buffalo, SC 29353.
S.R. Holcombe Funeral Home