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Pauline Flake Smith, 97, of Hardaway Community, passed away peacefully on October 11, 2016. She was born on August 29, 1919 to Albert and Mattie Lee Nicholson Flake. She graduated from Quincy High School as Valedictorian of her class and Florida State College for Women (FSU). She taught high school English for several years in Sarasota and Quincy before marrying John Allen Smith. She was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother and a devout Christian. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church, Quincy where she taught Sunday School and Bible School. She was very active in Presbyterian Women in which she held numerous local and district offices, and taught monthly circle Bible Studies. She was a homemaker and an accomplished seamstress and cook, most noted for her “melt in your mouth” cakes.
She is survived by her daughters Martha Lee Bohannon (Hubert) of Havana and Allene Dupont (Hewitt) of South Daytona; her daughter in law Sandra Smith of Hardaway; her grandchildren Polly Bohannon of Tallahassee, John Allen Smith, III of Hardaway, Wesley Dupont (Lana) of Tallahassee and Kevin Dupont (Heidi) of Palm Bay. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews, including a special niece Phyllis Everett of Quincy.
She was predeceased by her husband John Allen Smith; her son John Allen Smith, Jr; her parents Albert and Mattie Lee Flake; and her sisters Martha Ault (Francis), Elizabeth Sistrunk (Wilson) and Annie Ruth Spears (Phil).
Visitation will be held Thursday, October 13, 2016 at 10:00 AM in the parlor at First Presbyterian Church, Quincy. Services will follow at 11:00 AM in the sanctuary. Interment will follow at Hillcrest Cemetery.
The family thanks the staff of Harbor Chase Assisted Living Facility for the wonderful care they gave her over the past two years and Big Bend Hospice for their care and support over the past two weeks.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to First Presbyterian Church, Quincy or Big Bend Hospice.
Charles McClellan Funeral Home, Quincy, FL., 850-627-7677, is in charge of arrangements.
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