Rhae 'Toots' Smith


Rhae "Toots" Brown Smith, 82, of 105 Seventh St., Beckley, died of natural causes Tuesday, July 3, 2001, at Beckley Appalachian Regional Hospital. Born May 1, 1919, in Lester, she was the daughter of the late Roy and Beatrice Reed Brown. Mrs. Smith was an employee of the Raleigh County Courthouse in the janitorial department and a member of the St. Matthew AME Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul Smith; and a brother, Morris Brown. Survivors include a brother, Theodore "Ted" Brown of Beckley; and a host of cousins, relatives and friends. Service will be 1 p.m. Saturday at St. Matthew AME Church, 103 Mills Ave., Beckley, with the Revs. Eleanor Dailey and Marsha Phillips officiating. Burial will follow in Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens, Beckley. Friends may call one hour before service Saturday at the church. Arrangements by Ritchie and Johnson Funeral Parlor, Beckley.

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