Sallie S. Smith

Published 1:04 pm Monday, August 16, 2010

MANTEO, August 21 – Sallie Sutton Smith, of Manteo, passed away on Thursday, August 21, 2008. She was born on December 31, 1919. Sallie was the daughter of the late Nicholas Mills Sutton and Tellie Blankinship Sutton. She was married to Charles Newell Smith of Appomattox at the ancestral home of the bride, Island View, on June 4, 1941.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Nicholas Mills Sutton and her adored husband, Charles Newell Smith.

Sallie attended Mary Washington College earning a Professional Degree and later attended the University of Virginia earning a BS and Master's degree in Education. She was a member of Alpha Tau Pi and Alpha Pi Sigma Scholastic Sororities and Cotillion. Sallie also studied at the College of William and Mary and Longwood College. She started teaching in a one room school in Buckingham and continued teaching in Giles, Tazewell and Albermarle counties for a total of 34 years.

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Sallie was a devoted member of Emmanuel Episcopal Church of Glenmore. She served on the vestry and lay read for many years. She was a charter member of the Women's Club of Buckingham, serving as first Vice-President for two years. Sallie was a member of the Buckingham Book Club, the Buckingham Historic Society and the Home Demonstration Club. She was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Colonial Dames XVII, and the Cabell Foundation.

Sallie is survived by two daughters, Martha Smith Kay of Goochland and Sallie Smith Carmichael of Midlothian; four grandchildren, Amy Jenkins Millican of Alexandria, Ellen Jenkins Neterer of Buckingham, Anna Carmichael Redding and Harvey Russell Carmichael Jr. both of Midlothian; seven great-grandchildren, John Cabell, Charles Ashby and Lowell Mills Neterer of Buckingham, Charles Howard and Campbell Carmichael Redding, and Savannah Grace and Stella Madison Carmichael of Midlothian; a dearly beloved sister, Alice Turner Baker of Manteo; and a cherished nephew, Roy Sutton Turner and wife, Janice, of Manteo.

The family will receive friends at Island View, 855 Manteo Road, Buckingham, on Friday, August 22 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

A graveside memorial will be held at the family cemetery Saturday, August 23, at 11 a.m.

Dunkum Funeral Home, Dillwyn, is in charge of arrangements.