Smith, Marion Dempsey

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Marion Dempsey Smith, 91, of Blacksburg, Va., died Thursday, September 16, 2010, at Pulaski Community Hospital. He was born in Montgomery County on September 5, 1919, to the late Henry Thomas and Bessie Hughes Smith.

He was preceded in death by three sisters, Verna Smith, Ruby Smith Dowdy, Winnie Smith Surface; and three brothers, Mason Smith, Carl Smith, and Ira Smith.

Dempsey was a Veteran of World War II having served in the United States Army.

He is survived by his sister, Mary Lois Horne, of Hilliard, Ohio; sister-in-law, Myrtle Smith, of Blacksburg; special niece, Phyllis Cho and husband, Don and their daughter, Debra Cho, all of Richmond; special first cousin, H.M. Smith and family; and several nieces and nephews.

Graveside services will be conducted Sunday, September 19, 2010, at 3 p.m. in the Westview Cemetery with the Rev. Sebert Rorrer officiating. Arrangements by McCoy Funeral Home, Blacksburg.