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Frances "Granny" Smith Whitt

October 3, 1930 — April 9, 2020

Frances "Granny" Smith Whitt

Frances Smith Whitt of South Boston, VA passed away April 9, 2020.  She was born in Halifax County, VA on October 3, 1930 and was 89 years of age. She was the daughter of the late Willie Joseph Smith and the late Flossie Hatcher Smith. She was married to the late Owen Davis Whitt.


She was a member of Cherry Hill United Methodist Church, where she was a former choir member and a former member of the Cherry Hill United Methodist Women.  Frances retired from Burlington Industries, she loved gardening, her game shows and an avid lover of baseball.


Frances S. Whitt is survived by:

Her Daughter-in-law

Sandra S. Whitt

Her Grandchildren

Cindy Smith and husband Doug of Hampton, VA

Jason Whitt and wife Kacey of South Boston

Great Grandchildren

Bridget and Molly Smith of Hampton, VA

Kendall Whitt of South Boston

Her Sister

Livian Langford of Richmond

Host of Nieces and Nephews


***Preceded in death by***

Her Son

Gary Davis Whitt


Mildred Thomas and Irvin Smith


A private graveside service will be held Monday, April 13, 2020 at 2:00 P.M. at Cherry Hill United Methodist Church Cemetery with Rev. Pat Neilson officiating.


For memorials please consider a charity of your choice.


Online condolences may be directed to


Arrangements are by: Powell Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 1603 Wilborn Ave., South Boston, VA 24592.

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