Senior Spotlight

Senior Spotlight

Story By: Abigail Hutson-SmithStudent Journalist

Earline Swearingin Smith is a native of Blackstock, South Carolina but lives in Fairfield County. Born on May 15, 1940, Mrs. Smith has always had a larger-than- life heart. In 1957, she met her, now late, husband William Smith Jr. At his passing a few weeks ago, they were married for 63 years. They have three sons and one daughter--Tommy, Steve, Brian, and Janice; five grandchildren--Jeff, Jimmy, Christon, Randy, and myself; and seven great grandchildren.

Together, Mr. and Mrs. Smith pastured and actively attended several churches most recently, Blythewood Church of God. In addition to her love for God, Mrs. Smith also loves children. She operated an in-home daycare for over 10 years. Mrs. Smith tries to live each day by sharing the word of God and keeping a smile on everyone's face. Other people describe her as being the most caring person they have ever met.