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Elizabeth Forlines Smith / July 13, 2020

Elizabeth Forlines Smith, 78, of Virgilina, died Wednesday, July 8, 2020. She was born in Halifax County on March 28, 1942, daughter of the late Charlie W. Forlines and the late Frances Wilborn Forlines. She was married to Wayne E. Smith, who survives, and was a member of Grace Baptist Church.

Elizabeth retired from SunTrust Bank after many years of service and upon her retirement she became a dedicated volunteer of the South Boston-Halifax County Museum and Midway Volunteer Fire Department, where she is a lifetime member. She was a talented quilter and won many ribbons for her work and donated many of them to be used as fundraisers for various organizations. Elizabeth enjoyed being around people and brought joy into the lives of everyone she met.

Mrs. Smith is survived by her husband of 58 years, Wayne E. Smith; her son, Carl Wayne Smith and wife Carol of Virgilina; grandson, Michael Lee Smith of Virgilina; sister-in-law, Jean S. Pool of South Boston; brother-in-law, E. Lloyd Smith; special friends, Doris Carter and Patricia Wilson.

She was preceded in death by her son, Randy C. Smith, her mother and father-in-law, Frank S. and Ella L. Smith.

A funeral was held Saturday, July 11, at 2 p.m. at Powell Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Norman Talley officiating. Burial followed in Grace Baptist Church Cemetery with firefighter rites.

The family received friends Saturday one hour prior to service at Powell Funeral Home.

Online condolences may be directed to

Arrangements by Powell Funeral Home and Cremation Services.

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