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Myrtle McAlhaney Smith, 90, of Beaufort, South Carolina and widow of Charles Callis Smith, died Monday, January 6, 2020, at River Oaks Residential Care, Port Royal, South Carolina.

Mrs. Smith was born in Varnville, South Carolina, she was a daughter of the late Robert Lee and Marjorie McAlhaney. She was a member of the Eastern Star and The Baptist Church of Beaufort. She was retired from MCAS after 59 ½ years of service.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by her brothers, her sisters, and a son-in-law, James Gallion.

Mrs. Smith is survived by two daughters, Judith Smith Blankenship (Steve) and Melanie Smith Gallion; five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 5 until 7 o’clock Thursday, January 9, 2020, at Copeland Funeral Service – One Copeland Drive.

A funeral service will be held at 11 o’clock Friday, January 10, 2020, at The Baptist Church of Beaufort. Burial will follow in Beaufort Memorial Gardens.

Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or the Gideon Bible.

You are invited to view a memorial video honoring Mrs. Smith by clicking here.

Online Condolences

  1. Ron and Fran Oddo says:

    Judy, Melanie and family,

    May God’s loving arms surround you with love and strength.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  2. FRANK PLAIR says:



  3. Cheryl Ashley Bowman says:

    Judy & Melanie,

    My Deepest Sympathy for your loss.


  4. Lonnie Blocker says:

    So sad to hear (Great Lady)

  5. Cecilia (Foster) Morett says:

    To all of Miss Myrtle’s family…I am sorry for your loss. I remember happy childhood days when your family would come to visit ours, and I got to play with Judy. She was a kind and gentle person, just as Mr. Smitty was. Please know that all of you are in my prayers as you grieve.

  6. Ken & Charline Breen says:

    Judy and Melanie,

    Charline and I are sorry for your loss. We pray God’s richest blessings to you and your family. I’m sure Miss Myrtle will be missed. Please hang on to the good memories you have of her.

    (From Ken) I only knew her for a very short time but I enjoyed her smile and the little devious actions every now and then. Even when she was caught she just smiled and continued on like nothing happened. I also enjoy sharing her last birthday party. That was a special time for me.

    Please know that you are in our prayers and always remember God is in control. He always knows what’s best. May God continue to keep you in His loving arms and provide you much comfort in the days ahead. Thanks for allowing us to share in some of her life.

    Proverbs 3:5&6 and I Corinthians 13:13

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