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Anne Dinwiddie, 78, Of Powhatan Dies September 18

POWHATAN, Nov. 5 – Anne Clark Smith Dinwiddie, 78, of Powhatan, died on Friday, September 18, 2009, after meeting head-on and with courage the challenges of lung cancer and COPD.

She was the daughter of Ruby Williams Clark and Hal Flood Clark. She lived most of her life in Pamplin. She returned to school in her fifties and fulfilled her dream of becoming a registered nurse. Later she lived in the Richmond area, where she continued to enjoy her favorite activities: being with family, camping and fishing.

She is survived by her sister, June Wood of Colonial Heights; daughter, Karen Smith of Madison, WI; daughter, Donna Smith of Powhatan; son, Hal Smith and wife, Debra of Dillwyn; daughter, Maryjane Smith of Mohnton, PA; six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. She was fortunate to be loved by two husbands who preceded her in death, Earl James Smith Jr. and Booker W. Dinwiddie.

Services and a gathering of family and friends will be held Saturday, Nov. 14 in Pamplin at the Pamplin Train Depot. Graveside services will be at the Pamplin Community Cemetery at 1 p.m.

Memorial contributions can be made to the American Hospice Foundation, 2120 L St., NW, Suite 200, Washington, DC 20037.