Carthage- Laura M. Smith, 69, of Whilton Rd., Carthage died Tuesday at the Carthage Area Hospital.
Mrs. Smith was born August 16, 1943 in Barnes Corners, NY to Willard and Hilda (Sawyer) Waite. She attended area schools. She married Gerald O. Smith. Mr. Smith died in 1983.
Mrs. Smith enjoyed needlepoint, crossword and word search puzzles fishing and dancing.
Surviving are four daughters Barbara Plante, Chaumont, Melinda Smith, Theresa Smith both of Watertown, Sandra Whitehead and her husband Greg, GA, two sons Norman Ellis, Chaumont and James Gilbert, Carthage, two sisters Carolyn Riley, Dexter, Mary Dopking, Canada, 3 brothers Amos Waite, Watertown, Jerry Waite, Alexandria Bay, Sonny Waite, Sodus, 15 grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren.
Calling hours will be Friday October 12th, from 12noon - 2pm at the Reed & Benoit Funeral Home. A Burial will be at a later date.
Arrangements are with the Reed & Benoit Funeral Home. Online condolences may be made at www.reedbenoit.com.