Marjorie OBrien Smith (Scottsville Ruritan)

Marjorie Smith was

a member of the

Scottsville (Fluvanna County) Ruritan Club

Obituary from the Thacker Brothers website:

Marjorie O’Brien Smith, 92, of Richmond and formerly of Scottsville, died Sunday, May 10, 2015.

She was born on January 4, 1923 in Fluvanna County, a daughter of the late Ernest Franklin O’Brien and Lottie Pippin O’Brien. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Alvin Nicholas Smith, Sr, and her brother, Ernest Haven O’Brien.

Survivors include 2 sons, Alvin N. Smith, Jr. and wife, Jeannie of Hurt and Stephen K. Smith and Kathy of Scottsville; 5 daughters, Joanne Snead and husband, Charles of Springfield, WV, Doris Parrish and husband, Stephen of Bluffton, SC, Janet Woods and husband, Thomas of Scottsville, Kay Sclater and husband, Daniel of Woodbridge, and Susan Hundley of King William; a sister, Shirley Townsend of Ft. Myers, FL; 19 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; and a number of extended family members.

Mrs. Smith retired in 1987 as an Intelligence Analyst from the U.S. Army Foreign Science and Technology Center, where she was a recipient of the Federal Women’s Program Self-Development Award. She also worked at the Department of Health Education and Welfare; Miller & Rhodes; and the U.S. Census Bureau.

She graduated from the Jefferson Professional Institute in Charlottesville and received an Associate of Science degree from Piedmont Virginia Community College in 1982. She joined the Fox Memorial Baptist Church near Scottsville where her parents were charter members and she later became an active member of Scottsville United Methodist Church, serving as a youth counselor and Sunday School Teacher. In Richmond, she was a member of Ginter Park United Methodist Church where she served on the Altar Guild, the historical committee, and was active in the United Methodist Women.

Her life was devoted to family and community service. She was a member of the Parent Teacher Associations of Cunningham Elementary and Fluvanna County High Schools; the Fairhaven Garden Club; the Point of Fork Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR); a charter member of the Rockfish DAR and the Scottsville Ruritan Club. She supported her husband as Scout Master of Kidd’s Store Boy Scout Troop #59 and was appointed to the Fluvanna County School Board as their first female member and was instrumental in school desegregation.

A funeral service will be conducted at 3:00 PM, Thursday, May 14, 2015 at Thacker Brothers Scottsville Funeral Home by the Reverend Dr. Dennis Lipke and Pastor Randy Golladay. Interment will follow at Scottsville Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6:30 until 8:00 PM, Wednesday evening, May 13 at the funeral home.

The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the American Alzheimer’s Association; your local Hospice organization; The Hermitage of Richmond; or Ginter Park United Methodist Church, family and friends may share memories and photos at thackerbrothers dotcom.